• Muzik First


Toronto powerhouses Daniel Caesar and BADBADNOTGOOD have joined forces and dropped their shared track, “Please Do Not Lean.” With two separate parts that flow seamlessly into one another, Caesar’s collab with the instrumental jazz band is sensual and lush, setting the tone for what’s yet to come. According to a press release, the latest release is the first single from Caesar's highly anticipated third studio album, following 2019's "Case Study 01," which saw appearances from the likes of John Mayer, Pharrell, and John Mayer. “Please Do Not Lean" represents a deeper understanding of myself and acknowledging my current responsibilities, respecting them and knowing my limits of when I can take on more,” he explains. “This is an introduction to the sound and tone of the next chapter in my career.” “Please Do Not Lean” is Caesar’s first release since “Love Again,” his 2019 duet with Brandy. In a conversation earlier this year, he opened up about moving forward from his past work on his new project. “I hate stagnation—I don’t believe in it. While the comparison is the thief of joy, I find myself unable to not compare myself, most importantly to my past self, but then also to my peers, idols, everybody. But yeah, growth and change is what I’m all about.” Though the studio version just dropped, the track was debuted during Caesar’s Coachella performance last weekend. On top of premiering “Please Do Not Lean,” he was joined by Justin Bieber to perform their smash hit, “Peaches.” Caesar announced his new deal with Republic Records/Universal Music Canada earlier this month. We’re told there’s much more to come.