SilaS, best known for his viral single “Gullah Gullah Island,” has connected with HipHopDX to premiere his new album The Last Cherry Blossom ahead of its official release on Friday (October 19).

The Last Cherry Blossom is a maturation of my sound,” SilaS tells DX.” “It’s about life and renewal. This album is more melodic and more soulful. It’s still inspired by real life events and thoughts though. It’s not a conceptual album like The Day I Died, but it is the next chapter of my artistry. This isn’t just a Hip Hop record, it’s a soul record.

He adds, “The aim is not to create singles or radio friendly songs … it’s to be known for creating complete bodies of work. I want cats to start making albums again.”

The Missisippi native’s latest work includes 13 tracks with features from Aha Gazelle, Vitamin Cea, Satchmo Phlanagan, Stephanie Luckett and Compozitionz.

Check out SilaS’ The Last Cherry Blossom stream, cover art and tracklist below.

SilaS album

1. The Village f. Satchmo Phlanagan
2. Wrong Things
3. Glo Up f. Vitamin Cea
4. Straight Up f. Aha Gazelle
5. Cachaca (Right Now)
6. Tiramisu (Prelude)
7. Shoot My Shot
8. Planet Vegeta
9. SKRR SKRR
10. Under My Feet
11. Cherry Blossom f. Stephanie Luckett & Compozitionz
12. Missing Nin
13. Outro

Follow SilaS on Twitter @_DearSilaS and Instagram @dearsilas.