Belly recently spoke with Apple Music about how the collaboration came together.
“‘Requiem’ is complex,” he explained. “I wanted it to be more of a feeling, like a mood. A lot of the lyrics in it are obviously self-explanatory. Especially in the verse, in terms of like relationships, situations, or things that I’ve waited for and never got. I think the hook is more of like a mood. In the verses, I get into that feeling of almost like FOMO: the fear of missing out. I think that’s what the verse kind of represents. And of course my brother NAV went in on it. I think his verse is like 24 bars.”
Released last month, See You Next Wednesday marks the Canadian rapper’s first full-length offering since his 2018 sophomore album, Immigrant. The 15-track LP features guest appearances from the Weeknd (“Better Believe”), Lil Uzi Vert (“Two Tone”), Nas (“Die For It”), Gunna (“Razor”), Benny the Butcher (“Money on the Table”), Moneybagg Yo (“Zero Love”), and Big Sean (“Scary Sight”).
Check out the music video for Belly and Nav’s new single “Requiem” up top.
In XO-related news, it’s been announced that SALXCO and the Berklee College of Music have teamed up to offer a Music Business/Management course this fall.
“Just like on Instagram, when an influencer temporarily takes over another account to create and share content on behalf of a brand SALXCO | XO are taking over my ‘Trends and Special Topics’ course this fall in order to bring the knowledge and wisdom of its executives to Berklee Music Business/Management students,” Tonya Butler, the school’s Chair of Music Business/Management, said. “This collaboration is more than just a series of talking heads; rather, these esteemed executives will participate in facilitated discussions with a group of seniors on how to turn the theory they learned throughout the music business program into practice using real-time examples from some of the biggest names in the business.”