Eager Kendrick Lamar fans were thrown into a guessing game yesterday after the rapper removed all traces of his Instagram, and instead replacing with one single image – the Roman numeral ‘IV’. From then on, the web went into a spin; particularly on the assumption that K.Dot was hinting at his fourth studio album, the anticipated follow-up to 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly.
Overnight though, Kendrick came clean by dropping all-new single The Heart Part 4, again adding more fuel that a new full-length project isn’t too far away.
Earlier this month Kendrick spoke to the New York Times regarding the potential theme for Album No.4, saying:
“I think now, how wayward things have gone within the past few months, my focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork. To Pimp a Butterfly was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore,” he explained. “We’re in a time where we exclude one major component out of this whole thing called life: God. Nobody speaks on it because it’s almost in conflict with what’s going on in the world when you talk about politics and government and the system.”
The Heart Part 4 is out across most streaming platforms – catch it below: