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Before he releases his debut Extended Plea EP this Friday, rising artist Toulouse has treated fans to an entrancing new track "Here & Now."

The Nigerian-born, New York-based artist previously stunned on his SG Lewis collaboration "Times We Had" as well as his own "Reach Out" and "Hurtin." And this latest release only further proves his immense talent.

"The song really is just a confessional," Toulouse said of the new song. "One of my most personal ones to date, in that I put some of my flaws on display in the opening lines. But like the others, there is a healthy dollop of my world view as it relates to the grander scheme of things. It can be simplified as this: 'The world is mad, and I feel mad sometimes, but there is still beauty and worth to be found.'"

The Extended Plea EP is out Friday via Terrible Records and "Here & Now" can be heard below.