One of the beautiful aspects of art is that even when the painter has vacated the earth, their work still lives on — both pieces that they released while alive, and the stashed tracks that surface posthumously. Although XXXtentacion was tragically murdered in June 2018, fans are still comforted by his musical catalogue, which continues to grow in the wake of his death. Today, another postmortem X single has dropped, “Hearteater.”
A renowned versatile artist lauded for his ability to shapeshift his flows and voices to fit a specified emotional pallet, X dons more of his singing hat on “Hearteater” over an alt-rock-sounding instrumental. Another part of X’s allure emanates from his ability to tap into painful memories for catharsis, both for himself and listeners alike, which has afforded him a cult fan base while still managing commercial grandeur.
Throughout “Hearteater,” Jahseh leverages these depressed feelings for another sentimental cut that fits congruously with his pain-riddled library.
Check out the latest posthumous XXXtentacion single below: