"Old School Love," the lead single off Lupe's upcoming Tetsuo & Youth album, was released on Monday (October 14). The track, which has a '90s R&B vibe, features the red-headed singer on the hook, singing, "As long as I'm here/ As long as you love me/ Give me that old-school love right now."
And as if the sound wasn't enough of a throwback, Lupe chimes in with rhymes like, "But it's old school, it's like '03/ And this old man is my old me/ Takes a long time to happen so fast/ To realize that your future is somebody else's past." Later on, Lupe drops lyrics about appreciating things of the past like "Analog, black vinyl spinning sounding so good/ Top down, can't be a classic if it's no wood."
While it may seem like an unexpected match, the "Lego House" singer has expressed his love for hip-hop and rap in quite a few interviews and on social media and has been snapped hanging with the likes of The Game and Rick Ross.
In fact, Sheeran told MTV News back in May that his follow-up to 2012's + was looking to sound a lot like something you might hear on hip-hop radio. He even once pledged to "pretend to be rappers" with Taylor Swift if they won a VMA. Until that happens, the Sheerios will just have to keep "Old School Love" on repeat.