Before the year closes out, 6LACK (LVRN / Interscope Records) has released two new songs, “By Any Means” and “Rent Free.”
After notching a career-best No.3 debut on the Hot 100 alongside Lil Tjay for “Calling My Phone,” the Atlanta crooner proves why he remains in an elite territory as a nimble wordsmith on the new songs.
2021 has proven to be a golden year for 6LACK. Not only did he enjoy a platinum record for Lil Tjay’s “Calling My Phone” record, but he also carved out blistering features on tracks with J. Cole (“Let Go My Hand”), Khalid (“Retrograde”), and Isaiah Rashad (“Score”), with Cole’s record debuting on the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Along with earning a digital cover with Numero, 6LACK continues to be a streaming juggernaut, reeling 20 million monthly streams on Spotify without releasing new solo music since his sophomore album three years ago. Besides evolving into an R&B giant, 6LACK’s altruistic side also grew. Last October, he partnered with MHALA & BetterHelp to destigmatize mental health and serve as a conversation starter around the touchy subject. The following month, he had a sold-out show in Atlanta to commemorate the five-year anniversary of FREE 6LACK.
In other 6LACK news, the star was recruited by breakout singer and songwriter Zoe Wees for a new collaboration, “That’s How It Goes.” The track arrived with an official music video that follows the duo through a journey of emerging victorious from a time of despair.
“I loved working with 6LACK. Knowing that 6LACK was working really hard until he became who he is now, inspired me on a different level,” Wees shared in a statement. “The way he appreciated the whole team and our new song is so lovely to see. He has one of the most beautiful souls. And I’m on fire performing this one with him.”