Watsky pens emotional message ahead of album release as he tells fans ‘without pain, joy has no context’

He’s opened up to fans (Picture: WireImage/gwatsky)

Rapper Watsky has penned an emotional message to his fans ahead of the release of his upcoming album Complaint.

He’s come along way since building Cardboard Castles.

The 32-year-old announced his new album back in December, before penning the message earlier today.

‘So my album Complaint comes out tomorrow – in just a few hours in some places,’ he wrote.

‘I haven’t talked much about the material on the record. That’s because I want the songs to speak for themselves.

‘I’ve had some very joyful, and some very painful experiences over the past year. I wanted all of that to be on the record. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot is the importance of pain. Without pain, joy has no context. If you’re always happy, happiness starts losing meaning.

‘There’s both joy and darkness on this album (it’s called Complaint after all…). I wanted to share my full self with you.

‘But understand, in the darkness, the joy is implied. The downs have given me so much gratitude for all that I have, all the experiences I’ve had.

‘I’ve been making music and writing poetry for over half my life now. When I started out, sometimes folk would ask what I wanted from life as an artist…

‘I’d explain: My dream is the freedom to experiment creatively as long as I live, and just maybe to build an audience for whom I could be myself, unapologetically. That dream came true.

‘I will never lose sight of that. And I will never stop seeing the joy of honest creativity. Thank you. -George.’

Although the album is officially released tomorrow, Watsky shared a dropbox link, revealing that it features tracks including the previously released Welcome To The Family and Mean Ass Drunk as well as new tunes like Feels Alright.

It’s set to be his fifth studio album, following the 2016 release of x Finity and we could not be more ready.



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