Big Sean is back. Sean Don kicked off the rollout toward his fifth studio album with the Hit-Boy-produced "Overtime" on Wednesday (July 24), which premiered as Zane Lowe's World Record over at Beats 1.
The Detroit native takes the track into a lyrical overdrive once the triumphant beat intensifies just prior to the two-minute mark. "In this hot girl summer, I'm just trying to find a wife/ Visualizing from every island that's on Hawaii/ With my team on each side, like ha-ha-ha-ha-ha/ With the last laugh like Kawhi," he rhymes. "Overtime" closes out with a sample of bowling legend Pete Weber's epic celebration once he claimed victory.
After taking some time away from music to address his mental health, Sean felt that "Overtime" was a return to what made him fall in love with rapping in the first place. "In a sense I just been returning to my roots, bro," the 31-year-old told Zane Lowe. "I've just been getting back to having fun with it. At one point, I felt like it might have started to become like a burden, or like work, but now it's just fun. It was a time well spent. I never really knew how important it was to take some time for myself and get myself right."