New York rapper billy woods and Los Angeles producer Kenny Segal have shared the first single from their new album, Maps. The new song, “FaceTime,” features Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands. Hear it below.
Herring discussed his contribution to “FaceTime” in a press statement: “It was late summer 2022 and most days I was stuck in my hotel room wondering what was happening with my life,” the singer said. “All of that being on the road and living remotely, feeling alienated, alone, missing people back home, but also feeling at home living that way—I understood it deeply…. That song is my life and I was living in it.”
Maps is out May 5. It’s woods and Segal’s second collaborative LP, following 2019’s Hiding Places. The new album includes guest spots from Danny Brown, Quelle Chris, Aesop Rock, billy woods’ Armand Hammer bandmate, Elucid, and more.
Herring sings on “FaceTime,” but, when he raps, he often adopts the moniker Hemlock Ernst. In 2019, as Ernst, he and Kenny Segal released a joint album called Back at the House. Herring (as Hemlock Ernst) also featured on billy woods’ 2017 track “Illegal Tints.”