Gerald Earl Gillum, better known by his professional persona G-Eazy, has unveiled the name, release date and cover art for his new artist album When It's Dark Out. The follow up to his major label debut These Things Happen will be released just before the calendar flips to 2016 on Dec. 4.
The Oakland rapper has been heavily touring since These Things Happen was released last June through RCA Records, but he has gone back into the studio to record a new record, which will be out by the end of the year.
G-Easy posted an album trailer and the cover art on his Twitter, which features the 26-year-old rapper in a black leather jacket facing away from the viewer, presumably to look directly into his soul.
— G-Eazy (@G_Eazy) October 14, 2015
To go along with the announcement, G-Eazy has unveiled a new single featuring singer, songwriter Bebe Rexha. Titled "Me, Myself & I." Gillum has not revealed the tracklist for When It's Dark Out, but that should be coming soon.
In a new interview XXL, G-Eazy explains the story behind "Everything Will Be Ok," a track that will appear on the LP. It is the "most important record he has every written" and potentially the most personal one. It chronicles his guilt of leaving his brother and mother to go to Loyola College at a time when they needed him the most. After he left, his mother got sick and fell victim to pill addiction, leaving his brother to deal with the ramifications.