PREMIERE: Pete Sayke & Lonegevity – “Heaven Can Wait” (Release)

After a short retirement and a handful of singles, Cincinnati-to-Chicago emcee Pete Sayke has returned with a collaborative project with producer Lonegevity, titled Heaven Can Wait. The two have worked together in the past on multiple projects, specifically with Grumpy Old Men and the Sunday Brunch remix project a handful of years ago, but this collaboration is a long time in the making. Heaven Can Wait features eight tracks as the official project, led by the soulful “Hole In My Pocket” single, but also includes three bonus tracks that were released as singles (“Architecture,” “On Everything” and “Shaolin Fangs”).

There are features from Blueprint, DreDai, DJ MetroGnome, Roy Kinsey, Selina Carerra, Stik Figa, Add-2, Tona, Ves120, Arkutec and ILL Brown. Mastered by ILL Brown.

Purchase/stream from either Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and purchase poster prints for the art (by Sean Pleasant) from our store. The project was released via Fantastic Sound and our affiliate label, No Cosign Records. Stream below, read what Pete said about the project, and get this on your media device today.

“I wrote this album when I thought I had nothing left to say. It had been two years since my last album and longer since I had written anything. But life gives you inspiration sometimes (all the time). The awful, the beautiful and everything in between. This album is an homage to the people and the artists who inspire me, just as much as it is an outlet for the visceral anger and frustration that comes with being a middle class black man in today’s America. But even then, realizing that I am better off than most people. It’s hard to wrap up a variety of thoughts and emotions in a sentence or two. Maybe that’s why I write songs.” – Pete Sayke


When the needle drops.