In a track-by-track breakdown of 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time for NPR last year, K.R.I.T. explained the track's southern influences and the importance of securing a T.I. feature. "That's just me being country, being southern, over a sample-melodic amazing song with knock," he said. "I loved being able to get T.I. on it, knowing the kind of tempo and bounce that he clicks with. I just love the feel of having an energy record that you can still play in an old-school [car]—even if it don't have 15 [inch speakers] and it's factory." Their resulting creation, K.R.I.T. added, reminds him of a superhero theme song.
The Heavy Is the Crown tour runs through March and April, with the first stop set for March 15 at the Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, Arkansas. The recently expanded tour routing also brings K.R.I.T. and CyHi through New York, Nashville, Atlanta (for back-to-back Tabernacle shows), Austin, and Los Angeles.
K.R.I.T. and CyHi are both promoting 2017 releases. K.R.I.T.'s 4eva dropped in October, with CyHi's underrated debut No Dope on Sundays arriving one month later.