Don’t stop believing. Pusha T and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo team up for the inspirational “Too Young” off Zeds Dead’s upcoming album Northern Lights.
Over a rock and electronic smash with a hip-hop bop, Pusha T rhymes about beating the odds and leading the way.
“We grew up on fairy tales,” he raps. “No wonder we’re dreamers / Rejection, know very well, they didn’t believe us / We made them believers / You thought you ain’t need us / How you gon’ stop us now? The youth are the leaders.”
Cuomo’s “don’t stop believing” chant during the hook only adds to the song’s motivational tilt (via Pitchfork).
“I made a beat where I sampled a Weezer song and somehow, through Smoko Ono, I ended up in the studio with Rivers and he fucking loved it,” said Mensa. “He ended up putting vocals on it. After that, he sent me a track of him playing guitar singing. I had to flip that and make that another song.”
Meanwhile, “Too Young” is just the latest star-studded cut off Zeds Dead’s Northern Lights. The project, which features Diplo, Jadakiss, Styles P, and more, is set to drop Oct. 14.