Over the weekend, iLoveMakonnen shared two new singles and revealed he's working under new management. This marks the first official taste of music since the "Tuesday" rapper announced he's gay earlier this year on social media. One would expect a big queer statement single after such a declaration, but what we've received only muddles Makonnen's brand.
The first is called, "Lonely Girl," premiered with the message from Makonnen to "drink more water." Produced by the rapper himself and Brenton Duvall, the track interestingly sees Makonnen using female pronouns throughout: "Hey lonely girl, I could be your lonely boy, waiting until you come back home," he sings above a melancholic instrumental. Listen, below.
Makonnen's second single is called "Line 2," and offers "motivational music" to commemorate everyone graduating in 2017. "I got a new girl on line two," he repeats throughout, flinging cocky lyrics above much sunnier production than on "Lonely Girl."Again, the rapper's choice of female pronouns is curious, considering his message in January, saying, "It's time I've come out." Listen, below.