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While it seemed like it took an eternity for Earl Sweatshirt’s debut album Doris to release, fans won’t have to wait nearly as long for his sophomore effort. The Odd Future spitter revealed that his new LP, I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside, will be released a week from today. Perhaps we should’ve seen it coming, what with Earl posting some cryptic “lyrics” on Instagram just a week ago.

While we don’t yet know if the above song will appear on I Don’t Go Outside, we do know one song that will – “Grief,” the LP’s first single. A four minute number that benefits greatly from a dark and stripped down instrumental from producer Nikk Blvkk’s initially haunting and stripped-down instrumental, Earl spits about disingenuous people and remaining focused in spite of distractions. Just when it seems things can’t get any more depressing, however, Blvkk switches up the beat in the outro, morphing it into a trap-meets-jazz sound that isn’t so much positive as it is a little less haunting than the rest.

Earl Sweatshirt’s “surprise” sophomore album, I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside is slated to release on March 23rd.