So far, Wiz Khalifa’s August 19 album Blacc Hollywood is shaping up to be quite the ride. Ahead of the album’s release, fans have gotten a chance to vibe to tracks like the rambunctious “We Dem Boyz,” the smooth partying of “Stayin’ Out All Night” and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “You and Your Friends.” And on Monday (August 4), Khalifa drops “Promises,” exclusively on MTV.
The Jim Jonsin-produced slow-roller starts with Wiz singing over lush strings. “Say baby, I’ma wait up for you, I’ma have my way with your body,” he croons in auto-tune, before begging: “Don’t let me down, you made those promises, don’t take them back now.”
“Promises” shows another side of Wiz and introduces another wrinkle to Blacc Hollywood’s sonic character, but it isn’t all slow-singing and flower-bringing, he does add a rap verse to cap things off.