Chance The Rapper Praises The Angels Around Him in a Spirited Performance (Audio)

Late yesterday (October 26), Chance The Rapper unveiled his latest single, “Angels.” Always planned to premiere on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (posted below), the song hit digital waves sooner. Like the SURF album, Chance and company opted to release the Donnie Trumpet, Nate Fox, Lido, Peter Cottontale, and guest vocalist Saba track for free.

“Angels” has Trap and steel drum elements, but also features the full-bodied sound of Social Experiment. In the heavenly record, Chance states his whole purpose, the plight of his city, and the angels on his shoulder making the movement possible. This is a feel-good, honest record—and an appropriate introduction to a new audience. iTunes holds the free download, as Chance The Rapper has the giving spirit, as much as any artist on his level.

#BonusBeat: The same Monday the new single releases, catch Chance and his squad perform “Angels” on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The performance begins on Stephen’s desk, then gets all the way live:

Related: Chance The Rapper Takes Kanye’s “Family Business” & Runs With It. Carefully. (Video)