August Alsina continues to shower fans with new music. The singer has released “Myself,” his first new track of the year. It arrives with a music video directed by Mark Gonzales a.k.a. MarkMark.
On the track, Alsina writes primarily about growing up in the mean streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, and having only himself to rely on during the grimmest moments.
He sings: “I’m just a young n**** from the boot myself / I’m livin’, but I done been through too much hell / Ain’t no surprise that never tried to shoot myself / I stayed real and I ain’t tryna fool myself / Navigated out the jungle, didn’t lose myself / Never forgot what I had to do myself / When I only had me, myself and I, do or die.”
“Lied To You” has nearly 484,000 streams on Spotify since releasing Dec. 16, 2022, via Shake the World/EMPIRE.
Alsina landed a top ten debut (No. 9 peak) on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart with The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, his 2020 album.
The set featured guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Tink, Yo Gotti and Darrel Walls.
“The goal of this project is to expose myself through the art and to help others reveal their true selves,” Alsina wrote in an Instagram caption. “Go back into the past, bring it into the present and positively impact our future.”
He added, “I want to show the community that we’ve all had to overcome some type of obstacle. Some greater than others, but pain is pain… and pain and its threshold is subjective and different from each individual.”
Earlier this month, Alsina landed a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for his 2014 song “Porn Star.”
The track, co-produced by DJ Spinz and The Exclusives, is lifted from his platinum-certified debut album, Testimony.
Listen to August Alsina’s new song “Myself” below.