Nas has graced the Internet with yet another song from his forthcoming Life Is Good, and based on previous leaks, the album is shaping up to be one of Nas’ best in years.
“Loco-Motive” features Large Professor, production by No I.D. and takes a literal approach to its title, opening with the sounds of a train chugging along the tracks. Even the simple three-note bass line of the song sounds eerily locomotive-esque. We see what you did there, Nas.
Pianos and female voices declaring the listener’s arrival at 42nd Street Terminal help to set a very specific mood, and instead of veering into hokey territory, it works. Life Is Good is due out July 17 on Def Jam.
Stream the song below.