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Daniel Caesar collaborates with BADBADNOTGOOD on new single ‘Please Do Not Lean’

Daniel Caesar has shared a new collaborative single with BADBADNOTGOOD, “Please Do Not Lean.”

The track comes from his forthcoming third full-length album, which doesn’t have a title or release date yet. “Please Do Not Lean” marks Daniel Caesar’s first official single since he dropped his 2019 duet with Brandy, “Love Again.” It also marks his first new song since signing with Republic Records. The track is a slow jam, featuring some stunning instrumentals from experimental jazz outfit BADBADNOTGOOD.

“‘Please Do Not Lean’ represents a deeper understanding of myself and acknowledging the responsibilities I currently hold, respecting them and knowing my limits of when I can take on more,” Daniel Caesar explains. “This is an introduction to the sound and tone of the next chapter in my career.”

Listen to “Please Do Not Lean” below.

The new tune sees Caesar singing of letting a romantic partner free from a relationship. Lyrically, he delivers lines like, “Please do not lean on me, I’m unstable.”

In June of 2019, Daniel Caesar dropped his sophomore album, CASE STUDY 01. That record features big name acts like Pharrell, Brandy, Sean Leon, and more. The 10-track collection marked Caesar’s first lengthy release since 2017’s Freudian.

According to a statement, it comes after a time in Caesar’s life where he was deeply struggling with depression, and was forced to confront his own mortality. “Everything dies, everything changes – I had to embrace that,” Caesar explains. “To not be so scared of failure.”

Listening to CASE STUDY 01 feels like a cathartic experience, with vulnerable, analytical lyrics that explore spirituality, life, and death.

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