A few weeks before he’s set to close out Coachella with a pair of Sunday headliner spots, Kendrick Lamar has dropped a new track called “The Heart Part 4.”
Lamar teased the cut earlier in the week with a cryptic Instagram post depicting Roman numeral “IV” in white over a black image. In “The Heart Part 4,” he name drops NBA players Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka, references April 7 — could his new album arrive then? — and expectedly gets political, weaving verses around electoral votes and setting bars aimed straight at the president: “Donald Trump is a chump/Know how we feel punk/Tell em that God comin’/And Russia need a replay button/Y’all up to something.”
“My focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork,” Lamar told Pitchfork earlier this month about his new album. “To Pimp a Butterfly was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore.”
Listen to the song on Tidal, as well as iTunes and Spotify, and count down to that Coachella livestream straight from SoCal next month.