BJ The Chicago Kid is on a roll. Two weeks ago, the multiple Grammy Award-nominated recording artist released the official video for his cozy record, “Spend The Night,” with Coco Jones. Now, the songwriter has taken things up a notch by revealing that all his work was connected to a full-length project. In collaboration with super producer Yeti Beats, the pair will drop an entire project, Gravy, due out on November 10.
The 15-track body of work will feature “Forgot Your Name” featuring Cory Henry, “Liquor Store In The Sky” featuring Freddie Gibbs, “Spend The Night” with Coco Jones, and their latest record, “Long Time.”
Co-produced by Charlie Bereal, “Long Time” is a buttery ballad about a love lost. “Why do the good ones always turn bad? / And the good ones never come back? / Never knew she’ll break your heart / And it’s tearin’ you all apart, yeah / ‘Cause you really gave it all you had / Spendin’ money you ain’t really have / Just to think about it, make you mad / Shake it off ‘fore you’re lookin’ back,” sings BJ.
From BJ’s soulful leading vocals and supporting background harmonies to Yeti and Charlie’s infectious instrumentation, Gravy couldn’t get here soon enough.
BJ shared with ThisIsRnB how the track came together. “[‘Long Time’ was] one of those songs that started at 4 in the morning, during our first night at Al Green’s legendary studio. The inception of the song began with me on the drums, Charlie seamlessly weaving in the guitar, and Yeti anchoring the track with his bass. The song exudes an infectious vibe, and over time, it has continued to evolve, becoming one of those tunes that only gets better with each listen.”
Take a listen below.
When discussing their forthcoming project’s title and overall creative vision, BJ said, “Gravy smothers, covers, and makes everything taste better. The album ‘Gravy’ is the persona of what the new cool is. It’s that feeling when you’re at your absolute best, got on your best clothes, exuding confidence in every step and word. This project embodies the very essence of how you carry yourself, how you assert your authority, and how you rise to the occasion. In essence, it’s the soul of the music, and in turn, the music becomes the gravy that defines me.”
Gravy is out 11/10 via RTW/RCA Records. To pre-save, click here.
* Photo Cover: Micaiah Carter