RL Grime Surprise Releases New Single, "Reims"
It’s just as we expected, although admittedly perhaps a bit quicker than we expected.
Mere hours ago we reported on a drastic change in trap tastemaker, RL Grime’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. The cover and profile pictures on both accounts each newly whited out, posters on Reddit’s r/Trap thread took notice of the DJ’s quietly made alterations, speculating that new RL Grime branded music might be on its way, the whiteout a classic move to precede a producer’s announcement of new music.
We wagered that time would inevitably tell if RL Grime had something waiting in the wings for us, but what we didn’t anticipate? Just how swiftly that new music would debut.
“Hi all,” the “Core” producer writes in a post on the Reddit thread, “Wanted to try and get this post up before any rips started circulating but so it goes. As u may or may not know, for the better part of the last 2 years I’ve been quietly working away on my second album…” You can guess what came next, but for those interested, the full Reddit post appears above.
“…wanted to drop this off here a few hours before it goes live as a thank you for the support over the last few years,” Grime wrote, leaving a link to the new single, “Reims” at the bottom of his post.
That RL Grime has spent the past two years productively is evident in Reims, a track that underscores Grime’s versatility as a trap producer. A certifiable adrenaline booster if played live, Reims is an exciting sample of what is to come on RL Grime’s sophomore album.