Work Out

Album: Single release only (2018)
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  • This track finds Chance the Rapper rapping about his past relationships. He considers that they were either never meant to really happen or had reached the stage where they were obsolete. Now that he is a happily married father he wants to cut off his old girlfriends, but with no ill feelings.

    I don't want my next album sounding all Usher-y
    But I must confess, I must confess
    For every single ex, I want the best
    I really wish you nothing but success
    I know it's gonna work out

    Chance told Genius: "I didn't wanna make a song that was all like a diss song to my exes. That's just not how I was even feeling. So like, the whole song was kind of contradictory. I'm saying, 'I'm never gonna talk to my exes. I don't need any closure. I don't wanna talk to them at all.' But the whole song is kind of to my exes. It is to my exes."
  • Chance wrote the second verse after he'd penned the third verse. Originally the song was him speaking to his wife and his ex and then to his friends and then to the audience. Now the first two verses are pretty much directly Chance rapping to his exes.


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