After dropping his slick ode to SZA last week, OnCue returns to the roll-out of I Hate Me Too with an impassioned record that’s sure to put someone in their feelings. Carrying on the leveled up energy that came with “2.0“, Cuey uses “New Thing” to find a sort of equilibrium between the peaks and valleys of life. By now it should be pretty clear that I Hate Me Too will be saturated with a vast range of emotion, highlighting the ever-evolving mentality of the LA-based and CT-bred artist.
The fiery “New Thing” features OnCue taking light shots at an unidentified individual while basking in the self-confidence that comes with moving on to better ventures – be it better music, better relationships, better partners, or whatever else he’s upgraded throughout his life. The track is certainly encompassed with a sense of braggadocio yet it’s notable how “New Thing” showcases that, even when one is moving forward into the light of better things, we tend to always hold on to a string connecting us to the past. The muse who inspired “New Thing” may be in Cuey’s rearview, but she’s still on his mind. Life may be on a trajectory upward, but shit can still get messy.
The anthemic I Hate Me Too single was produced by Steph C Baby, who wraps OnCue’s autotune-laced prose with a wondrously composed sonic foundation. The production manages to capture the upgrade while still bringing to the surface the emotions tied to the past. Steph C Baby cooked up a track that’s simultaneously high energy and a bit somber.
With I Hate Me Too on the way, “New Thing” is available now on all major streaming platforms.
Press play on the lyric video or listen via SoundCloud below.