BLK ODYSSY, the project of Austin-based artist Juwan Elcock, has returned with “You Gotta Man,” which will be featured on his upcoming LP Diamonds & Freaks, set for release on June 9. The track features Memphis-bred crooner Kirby, who adds a sultry dichotomy to Elcock’s smooth, half-sung flow. The funk-inspired R&B cut finds BLK ODYSSY musing about missed connections, reminiscing on a partner who might have been the one that got away. “You gotta man, I got a girlfriend / See you next lifetime,” he sings
According to a press release, Diamonds & Freaks is composed of four unique chapters and is “a neo-soul journal, chronicling BLK's adjustment to finding success and his relationship with sex. Written and recorded while on tour and in the midst of a tumultuous time struggling with the health of a family member, the album sways like a moral tug-of-war between success and succumbing to various forms of addiction, and the spirit of religion, faith, family and loss that pulls him back to reality.”
Check out “You Gotta Man” below.