Earl Sweatshirt kept a pretty low profile in 2017, but he indicated he aims to change that heading into the new year. “New chunes 2018, don’t think I wasn’t at work,” Earl tweeted on New Year's Eve.

Although he has remained quiet this year in terms of solo output, Earl has been performing unreleased material at live shows. Earl has also stayed in the conversation by working with respected New Jersey rhymer Mach-Hommy, who notably sold a project called Fete Des Morts AKA Dia De Los Muertos​ for $111.11. Plus, when Earl wasn’t warning us about the dangers of cultural appropriation, he was tweeting sound advice that extends beyond the music industry.

Earl didn’t provide any more details about his upcoming material, but given fans’ collective excitement over even the mention of a new project, he didn’t really need to.

And since many people subscribe to the belief that 2017 was trash, the prospect of a new Earl Sweatshirt project gives reason to believe that 2018 will be better.