There’s that saying about the early bird catching the worm. Well, if you were up late Sunday night into the wee hours of this morning, you may have caught the early release of Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, which is the follow-up to his good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Lamar’s new album was originally scheduled to be released March 23, but there’s nothing like giving people a surprise when it comes to new music. The album is available on iTunes and can also be streamed via Spotify.
Here’s what people are saying about the album on Twitter:
One of the first video releases for the album happened in November for the song "i," which shines a light on Lamar’s mental-health struggles. In an interview last year, Lamar gave people a little insight into what inspired "i."
“[Depression] faced my life not only then, but now in these recent years of being in the limelight. And, you know, trying to deal with that balance of your personal life with the music and what you do. It comes with a lot of turmoil,” Lamar said.
It’s probably safe to say that Lamar successfully “broke the Internet” with his new release.