UPDATED 07/25/19 7:05 p.m. ET: Big Sean took to Twitter to talk about the reception to his new track and more.
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Big Sean dropped off a new track on Wednesday afternoon after teasing that he was in "album mode" on social media earlier this week.
Listen to "Overtime" below via Apple Music. Hit-Boy, Key Wane, and the Tucker Brothers handled production. Milo, winner of the recent Season 5 edition of the Rémy Producers Series, also contributed production to the new Sean cut.
Tucked into a tweeted clip prior to the new track's release, Sean could be heard saying that he's once again entered "album mode," a creative mindset he previously teased in an April interview with Boom 103.9's Mina SayWhat.
"So I've been making this music for the past year going through ups and downs," Sean said at the time. "It's definitely, to me, my best music . . . It's heartfelt. It's everything I wanted it to be. It's electrifying, too: it has energy to it so you know I'm on the way back. It's not too far off, so it's definitely coming this year."
The same interview also saw Sean looking ahead to a Meek collab. "He puts on for Philly like no other," Sean said of Meek, who just this week announced a new Dream Chasers partnership with Roc Nation.
In comments shared with Zane Lowe and the Beats 1 team on "Overtime" release day, Sean said the song marked a return to his roots. "It's deeper than just putting music out," he said. "It's like I feel like I got a lot to say that a lot of people may not be addressing right now. You know what I'm saying? As far as just emotions and feelings that a lot of people are going through."
Sean, who said fans should expect more new music in the future, also talked a bit on therapy and his struggles with depression and anxiety. "It was always like you had to man up, go through it, and that's it," Sean said of the antiquated mental health practices of his past. "And suck it up as opposed to, no, actually you gotta really let it out. You know what I'm saying? Because when you let it out, that's when you boss up to your highest version of yourself, your spiritual beaming self."
Sean's last solo studio album was 2017's I Decided. The album, which arrived in February of that year, featured appearances from The-Dream, Migos, Jeremih, Eminem, Jhené Aiko, and Starrah. The album was followed that December by the Metro Boomin collab project Double or Nothing.
Sean also boasts two guest spots on DJ Khaled's Father of Asahd, which dropped back in May.