[artist id="1244169"]Diddy[/artist]‘s been around the block in his career, but the Bad Boy Records CEO is “coming home.” Diddy-Dirty Money premiered their new track “Coming Home” before Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night.
The song is the latest single from Diddy’s forthcoming Last Train to Paris . Produced by Alex Da Kid (“Airplanes,” “Love the Way You Lie,” “Massive Attack”) and co-produced by Jay-Z, “Coming Home” finds Diddy doing some soul-searching in his rhymes as the chorus echoes his need for salvation.
“What am I supposed to do when the club lights come on?” Diddy raps over breezy production. “It’s easy to be Puff, but it’s harder to be Sean/ What if my twins ask why I ain’t marry their mom?/ Damn, how do I respond?/ What if my son stares with a face like my own/ And says he wants to be like me when he’s grown?/ Sh–, but I ain’t finish growing.”
“Let the rain wash away/ All the pain of yesterday,” groupmates Dawn Richard and Kalenna sing on the hook. “I know my kingdom awaits/ And they’ve forgiven my mistakes/ I’m coming home, coming home/ Tell the world I’m coming home.”
Although the track is tinged with autobiographical tidbits, last year Diddy told MTV News that Last Train to Paris is a conceptual love story narrated by his character.
“One of the things we’re trying to represent is emotion,” Diddy explained. “Not being afraid to show emotion on record. A lot of records out right now — no disrespect to them, but they’re all surface. It’s about what people have or a dance. All our records are gonna be about love, feelings and emotion. Last Train to Paris is a love story and the most vulnerable album I’ve ever been involved in. It’s raw emotion — you get a feeling, a vibe.”
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