Gucci Mane took to Instagram on Thursday to announce a new collaborative single with Bruno Mars and Kodak Black, a notable happening not just for the star wattage involved but also because the track marks Black’s first release since being emerging from jail last month.
Titled “Wake Up in the Sky”, the single definitely packs Bruno Mars’ brand of arena grandeur, opening with some soaring vocals before segueing into a trap beat that buoys some sensual verses. There’s a romanticism that pervades the song, even once Kodak Black emerges with his sneering flow.
Update — Wednesday, October 31st: Watch the single’s flashy music video, directed by Mars and Florent Dechard. It sees all three artists dressed as Motown-era soul singers.
Pre-incarceration, Kodak Black guested on ASAP Rocky’s Testing. Gucci Mane, whose Evil Genius remains on the horizon, released his star-studded Mr. Davis last year. Bruno Mars, meanwhile, recently headlined Lollapalooza and recently embarked on a new leg of tour dates in support of 24K Magic.