Due to mental health difficulties, rapper Belly took a vacation from making songs in 2018. He finally worked through his troubles and released his third studio album, See You Next Wednesday, on August 27 after a two-and-a-half-year break.
Belly talked to Variety about his return to music and what he thought of his most recent work. He claimed that the break had rekindled his passion for art, allowing him to enjoy it once more. When I chose to take a hiatus in 2018, I didn’t have butterflies — I didn’t have that feeling you’re meant to have. That’s what drew me in and made me do it for 20 years without earning a dime. It was a wonderful sensation.
Before taking a break, the rapper explained that the art no longer fulfilled him. However, now that he has released a brand new work, he feels as if he is releasing music for the first time.
The Album ‘See you next Wednesday’
The Weeknd, Nas, Young Thug, Moneybagg Yo, PnB Rock, Lil Uzi Vert, Nav, Big Sean, Gunna, and Benny the Butcher are among the musicians featured on the album See You Next Wednesday. It features a total of 15 tracks.
Belly originally disclosed the album’s title on his 36th birthday, April 7, 2020, via an Instagram post. In the post, the rapper detailed his struggles with depression, PTSD, and injuries during the previous few years of his life. But in the end, he pledged to return, adding, “see you next Wednesday.”Belly defined the album as a celebration of his homecoming as well as retribution on his former self in the aforementioned interview with Variety.
Things are unquestionably a celebration of my success in finding it out. It’s wonderful to be able to compose music again and share it with the rest of the world. I’m still working on a lot of stuff, but I think this album is more about me celebrating the fact that I’m back. Belly also admitted that he was a different artist after the sabbatical, and that his evolution was reflected in his songs. Each tune on the new album has its own music video, which was inspired by his love of cinema.
The Weeknd And Jay Z Give Their Seal Of Approval
Belly’s favorite film and music video director, John Landis, included the phrase as an easter egg in the moniker See You Next Wednesday. The filmmaker, on the other hand, used the phrase since it was the title of an unproduced Stanley Kubrick script.
The name means a lot to Belly because the album would never have been made if he hadn’t overcome his challenges and pulled himself together. However, the project wasn’t just that, and he had previously stated that he wouldn’t have gone ahead with it without The Weeknd and Jay Z gave their blessing.