In a message on her Tumblr, Hill explains the song’s meaning, and reveals that it is part of a forthcoming project/album Letters From Exile. “Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it,” Hill states. “I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant.”
Hear the new track below.
Earlier this year, Hill was sentenced to three years behind bars in a minimum security prison after pleading guilty to failing to pay $1.8 million in taxes. She began her sentence on July 8, and upon her release today, she’ll face three months of house arrest followed by nine months on supervised release. Just before the sentencing, Hill signed a deal with Sony to release new music this year.