Mick Jenkins highly-acclaimed album The Healing Component was a staple in our Top 50 projects out of Chicago in 2016, and a few days ago, he surprised the masses with an EP titled or more; the anxious. Coming in at a steady 7 tracks, the project is more-or-less the first installment in a series of tapes leading up to the Chicago natives forthcoming album that has yet to be given an official title. It’s no surprise that the EP is dripping with gold including the intro in Happy Gilmore & Energies with Saba, and on top of that, the 26-year-old also wrote a brief statement on SoundCloud explaining the creative process, stating that:
Or More is a project series involving musical ideas and concepts that are currently inspiring the album’s creation process. As creatives we live in a world of time constraints imposed by illusive industry standards, anxious demands of appreciators, or even our own self reflections. #OrMore is a smaller context of this larger pool of thoughts.. a world of exploration removed from the confines of a particular method. It’s my way of sharing the beauty in Indecisiveness. Sometimes we have to make music to locate the true music within our being. The first hones in on the ANXIOUS.
It looks like Mick Jenkins fans have a lot to look forward to in the days ahead, so without further ado, dive into the or more; the anxious project below and stay tuned for more from Jenkins very, very soon.