Cardi B’s new song “Up” arrived as promised and includes a new video. The new image, staged by Tanu Muino, opens with a shot of Cardi in a cemetery near a tombstone labeled “RIP 2020”. Check it out below.
The new single is Cardi’s follow-up to her slippery hit with Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”. In a new interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Cardi talked about how she decided to move away from the sexual themes of this song and make a song that – like her first mixtape – is inspired by Chicago Drill. “I was young and I liked this and everything, so my mixtape was all about gangster violence,” she said. “When it’s over, it’s stuck, and that’s where I wanted to take on this record.”
She also said that she plans to release an album this year and recorded “like 50 songs”. “I’m just still not satisfied,” she said. “If I’m not happy, then I’m just not happy, but I really want to get an album out this year. I feel like I have no choice now. Now I feel like I’ve exceeded my holding limit. I just have to stop the fear. “
“WAP” set a record for the biggest debut streaming week and was named Pitchfork’s # 1 song of 2020. It was not submitted for Grammy testing this year. Representatives said it would instead be submitted as part of Cardi’s upcoming album next year. Cardi’s last album was Invasion of Privacy in 2018.
In addition to “WAP”, Cardi was a guest at BLACKPINK’s “Bet You Wanna” and Anitta’s “Me Gusta” in 2020.