bbymutha announces new album sleep paralysis, shares “go!”

The Chatanooga MC’s long-awaited sophomore LP is due out April 19 via True Panther.

February 14, 2024
bbymutha announces new album <i>sleep paralysis</i>, shares “go!” bbymutha. Photo by Chris Campbell.  

On Halloween 2023, bbymutha announced her first-ever record deal following a decade of independence, a short-lived retirement, and 13 short-form releases in the past three-and-a-half years alone. Celebrating her signing with indie powerhouse True Panther, she shared a snappy track titled “gun kontrol.” Now, the Chatanooga MC is back with another song (“go!”) and news of her sophomore album, sleep paralysis. The follow-up to her 2020 opus Muthaland by is due out April 19.


Where the two-minute “gun kontrol” felt like an explosive speed run, the three-minute “go!” sees bbymutha stretching out over a spiky instrumental, illuminating us on the finer points of her romantic attachment style that are alternately menacing (“You can leave but you can’t go / Better not ever catch you out here fuckin’ with these hoes”), unhinged (“N***as love to play, if I’m crazy I’m supposed to be / Daddy was a jealous guy, what the fuck you want from me?”), vulnerable (“I be needin’ kisses in the morning, cuddles in the evening”), and wryly horny (“I’m tryna fill up the hole in my heart and the hole in my pussy too”). Never one to shy away from sharing the gritty intimacies of her personal life, she ups the ante here with the toxic VDay card the world probably doesn’t deserve but absolutely needs.

Watch Chris Campbell’s technicolor visual treatment for “go!” below, followed by streams of the track. Scroll further to see sleep paralysis’ cover art and tracklist, as well as the dates for bbymutha’s upcoming tour, scheduled to kick off in Washington, D.C. on April 17 (two days before the album’s release).

sleep paralysis album art and tracklist
bbymutha announces new album <i>sleep paralysis</i>, shares “go!”

1. gun kontrol
2. piss!
3. head x shoulders
4. rich
5. tony hawk
6. lines
7. nice/nasty
8. ghostface
9. fun girl
10. mutha massacre
11. go!

bbymutha’s “Sleep Paralysis” tour dates
bbymutha announces new album <i>sleep paralysis</i>, shares “go!”

April 17 - Washington, DC - Union Stage
April 18 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
April 19 - New York City, NY - LPR
April 20 - Boston, MA - Armory Arts
April 22 - Montreal, QC - Foufs
April 23 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
April 25 - Detroit, MI - The Magic Bag
April 26 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
April 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Green Room
April 28 - Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
April 29 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
April 20 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre

May 4 - Seattle, WA - Belltown Bloom Festival
May 5 - Portland, OR - Polaris Hall
May 7 - San Fransisco, CA - Richshaw Stop
May 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
May 9 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
May 12 - Austin, TX - Antoine’s
May 13 - Houston, TX - White Oak
May 14 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
May 16 - Nashville, TN - Third Man Records
May 17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 18 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall

May 31 - London, UK - The Village Underground
June 1 - Manchester, UK - YES (Pink Room)

bbymutha announces new album sleep paralysis, shares “go!”