Will Smith dropped his first new song in 12 years titled "Get Lit" with DJ Jazzy.
Smith live-premiered the track at Blackpool’s Livewire Festival last month, and today (Sep. 5) shared the performance of it. For not having released a new song in more than a decade, it's pretty disappointing, but the sentiment is there.
"Been messing around in the studio and wanted to try this new track on the fans in Croatia and U.K.…. no plans, no pressure… just back to basics with DJ Jazzy Jeff," Smith wrote on Facebook. Ahead of the performance, Smith reflected that, telling the audience: “I wanted to make a record that reminded each and every one of y’all to let your light shine.”
The beat is frenetic and furious, Smith’s tone is hard and the beat rises before eventually hitting a monstrous breakdown. He ticked off every mark on the production checklist, and that's where he failed. "Get Lit" offers nothing we haven't heard a million times before.
I'm quite aware I haven't exactly persuaded you to listen, but you've made it this far. Give it a play below: