On the track, the Grammy winner transforms the rapper’s 2020 Dark Lane Demo Tapes album cut into a tender lullaby. “I’m outside in an AMG/ Right outside, TT/ Too turnt, baby yeah, you know me, yeah/ Who am I? All the people ’round me ride or they die/ Gotta watch the time ’cause it’s flyin’ right by/ Too turnt, baby yeah, you know me,” she croons on the chorus over gentle guitar with her trademark vocal flourish.
The song will be featured on Kelly’s new EP — which follows her 2019 sophomore album Inspired by True Events — along with four original tracks she penned and recorded from home amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve never been more thankful for my home studio than I have during this season of being quarantined,” the singer-songwriter said in a statement about the project. “In some ways, it felt like I was going back to my roots, when I would be in my room, making songs and posting covers on YouTube. A lot of change has happened since my last album, so it felt great to just freely write what was on my heart and be inspired by different stories. I had so much fun creating this EP and I’m excited to share this new chapter of my music.”
Solitude is set to arrive Aug. 14 via Capitol Records/Schoolboy Records.
Check out Kelly’s take on “Time Flies” below, as well as a look at the EP’s cover art.