New York rapper billy woods and Los Angeles producer Kenny Segal have teamed up once again for a new song titled “FaceTime,” which serves as the first single from their upcoming collaborative album, Maps, set to release on May 5. Fans are eagerly anticipating the release of this new track, and early indications suggest that it is shaping up to be a captivating and well-received song.

In a recent press release, woods revealed that he started writing “FaceTime” during a festival in Tucson in 2023, while staying at a hotel in the center of town where the festival was taking place. He described the process of writing the song during his time there and recording it at Segal’s studio in LA. woods’ collaboration with Segal has resulted in memorable tracks in the past, and fans are excited to hear what they have created this time around.

Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands, who previously collaborated with woods under the moniker Hemlock Ernst, shared his excitement about working on the song. Herring expressed a deep connection to the lyrics and themes of the song, relating to his own experiences of being on the road and feeling alienated but at home in that lifestyle. Herring’s involvement in the song further raises expectations for its quality and impact.

The excitement surrounding “FaceTime” indicate that it may be well-received by fans of billy woods, Kenny Segal, and Samuel T. Herring. Music enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the release of the full song to enjoy and appreciate the artistic talents of these accomplished musicians.