Chance the Rapper has had a good 2015 so far, thanks to the (free) album he released with Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, Surf. But the Chicago emcee has even more music to share with us before the year is up. Tonight Chance appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform his new single “Angels,” and answer some questions about releasing his music for free (“Not making money is actually a growing business model,” Colbert jokes during the segment) and before the broadcast aired, he released the studio version of the song. The track also features Saba, and has some upbeat horns, not unlike those that appear on Surf. Have a listen to the Chance the Rapper “Angels” stream below, courtesy of Complex.
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