Belly, in celebration of his 36th birthday, came through with two new songs.
The frequent Weeknd collaborator, whose long-teased new album See You Next Wednesday is out later this year via XO Records and Roc Nation, has dropped “IYKYK” and “Money on the Table.” The latter, featuring production by The ANMLS and Skinny, features the inimitable Benny the Butcher. A video for the song is available to watch up top.
“This felt like something nostalgic when I first made it, and being a fan of Benny, it only made sense to have him on it,” Belly said of his and Benny’s “Money on the Table” collab. “I just feel blessed to be back & doing what I love.”
And below, catch the official visualizers for both tracks.
With “Blinding Lights”—co-written by The Weeknd, Belly, Max Martin, and others—Belly helped usher in what would become one of (if not the) most ubiquitous songs of the pandemic era. Ultimately, the After Hours single hit No. 1 in 34 different countries and bagged billions of streams.
Belly’s last full-length solo release was the 2018 album Immigrant. The 11-track project was built on a largely autobiographical narrative and featured appearances by Meek Mill, M.I.A., Yo Gotti, Metro Boomin, French Montana, the Weeknd, Nav, and Zack.
In April of last year, Belly opened up in a candid Instagram note to fans about his struggles with mental and physical health.
“Emotionally, mentally & physically, I was rock bottom,” Belly said at the time when reflecting on the past couple years. “I crashed and burned.. The only silver lining in this whole situation, is that UP is the only direction left to go. This shit is all I got, if anything can bring me back from the ashes; it’s music, my family & my fans.”