The 31-year-old continued to detail how important it was to find solace in the relationship with himself, rather than significant others. “I never knew that I didn’t know how to be alone in life. I always would find so much joy n happiness in a relationship or being with friends, but I didn’t know how important it was to be in a relationship with yourself,” Sean wrote to Twitter.
Billboard | Michael Saponara | 30 jul.

 

“Single Again” is Big Sean’s first major release since 2017’s I Decided, featuring the singles “Bounce Back,” “Moves” and “Jump Out the Window.” In 2018 he appeared on YG’s song “Big Bank” with Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz. Big Sean recently performed at J. Cole’s inaugural Dreamville Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, along with SZA, 21 Savage, Young Thug, Teyana Taylor and more.

 

 

Big Sean’s latest solo album I Decided was released back in 2017, but today, the Detroit native is back with a new song called “Single Again.” The melodic single follows Sean’s recent song “Overtime,” which was co-produced by Hit-Boy and Key Wane & the Tucker Brothers, and comes amid a potential breakup with his longtime girlfriend Jhené Aiko. It’s still unclear if either song will appear on an upcoming album.
Spin | 25 jul.

 

Sean then revealed the cover art for a new track called “Single Again.” The cover featured the message: “I’ve decided to take my time and get it right. Work on myself and wake up and smell the roses.”
Complex | Joshua Espinoza | 25 jul.

 

The video was directed by Lawrence Lamont and shot in Sean’s hometown of Detroit. It centres on the rapper literally being put on trial for infidelity. “While there’s been no clear evidence, many people here and across the nation already think he’s guilty, solely based on social media,” says a reporter, as fans protest with placards in the background.
NME | Karen Gwee | 29 jul.

 

 

On Wednesday (July 24), Big Sean shared “Overtime.” The new track is produced by Hit-Boy, Key Wane, and the Tucker Brothers, and it marks the rapper’s first solo single since 2017. Both “Overtime” and “Single Again” have sparked rumors that Big Sean and his girlfriend Jhené Aiko have split up.
Pitchfork | Madison Bloom | 25 jul.

 

“I know what it’s like to be in social scandals where even with no information/ evidence, just people assuming will blame you and turn on you,” Sean wrote on Twitter of the video. “It’s something that’s been happening to black men especially forever and I wanted to touch on that n show how social media has the power to sway people’s opinion to the point of hatred.”
The FADER | Salvatore Maicki | 29 jul.

 

[Intro: Big Sean]
Yeah, what happens when it’s too good to throw away?
You either let it go bad or go away
(I need to pray)

[Pre-Chorus: Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign]
Take my time (Part two), take my time, I’ma take my time
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na (Look)
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na (Uh)

[Chorus: Big Sean]
I’m single again (Single again)
Told her we’ll be better off friends (Uh)
Baby, I should just focus on me (On me)
And slow down, don’t rush romance
I’m single again (Single again)
Told ’em that we better off friends (Off friends)
Blaming you is just so easy (Woah)
But maybe the problem’s me
I’m single again (Single again)
Guess that’s just the way it’s gon’ be (Gon’ be)
Maybe I should spend this time on me (On me)
Maybe I should spend this cash on me (On me)

[Verse 1: Big Sean]
Instead of blaming all my old girls when I leave (What?)
Instead of calling up these fake hoes that I don’t need (What?)
Old relationships turn to new déjà vus
Got me feeling like, “I don’t fuck with you”
Oh nah, nah, that’s the old me
You fucking with the new me (Yeah)
Honestly, all the disrespect had damn near ruined me (Damn near)
All the trust gone, seems like all you say is, “Prove it to me” (Straight)
And you know I suck at lying, don’t, don’t do it to me (Don’t)
Maybe ’cause my mom had never worked it out with my dad (Damn)
Maybe ’cause he had insecurities and she had ’em back (Uh-huh)
Maybe ’cause single parent love was all I ever had
Who knows? (Who knows?)

[Chorus: Big Sean & Jhené Aiko, Big Sean]
I’m single again (Single again)
Told her we’ll be better off friends (Off friends)
Maybe I should just focus on me (On me)
And slow down, don’t rush romance
I’m single again (Single again)
Told ’em that we better off friends (Off friends)
Blaming you is just so easy (Uh-huh)
But maybe the problem’s me (Straight up)
I’m single again (Single again)
Guess that’s just the way it’s gon’ be (Yeah, yeah)
Maybe I should spend this time on me (On me)
Maybe I should spend this cash on me

[Post-Chorus: Big Sean & Jhené Aiko]
Take my time, take my time, I’ma take my time
Take my time, I’ma take my time, yeah
Even if I’m late, I’ma take my time

[Verse 2: Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign]
What have you done for yourself?
What have you done for your mental health? (Yeah, yeah)
I even tried the drugs and they didn’t help
Short term fix, that breaks everything else (Oh, oh)
And my bros keep throwing me these random girls in stallions
I need the best advice, went across the street to Khaled (Oh)
He said the major key is to be strong on your own
Lose your other half, you’re never off balance (Oh)
Lookin’ for the love in somebody else
That I probably should’ve gave to myself
Cycles I need to break in myself
If I’m alone, I’m second to no one else, so (Yeah)

[Chorus: Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign]
I’m single again (Oh)
Told her we’ll be better off friends (Better off friends)
Maybe I should just focus on me (On me)
And slow down, don’t rush romance
I’m single again
Told ’em that we better off friends (Oh, yeah)
Blaming you is just so easy (Oh)
But maybe the problem’s me (Ooh)
I’m single again
Guess that’s just the way it’s gon’ be (Way)
Maybe I should spend this time on me (Way)
Maybe I should spend this cash on me (Ooh)

[Post-Chorus: Big Sean]
Take my time, take my time, I’ma take my time, yeah
Take my time, I’ma take my time, yeah
Even if I’m late, I’ma take my time

[Outro: Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign]
Yeah
Stay on this grind
(Oh, oh, ayy)
(Dolla $ign)
(Oh)