WATCH: J.Cole Performs ‘Be Free’ on David Letterman

On the heels of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album that dropped on Tuesday, J.Cole blessed the stage with a performance of the heartfelt and vocally vulnerable “Be Free” on David Letterman, Wednesday night.

With just a keyboard, mic stand and dim lighting, the audience had no choice but to be in-tune with Cole’s lyrics and message.

I’m letting you know that their ain’t no gun they make, that can kill my soul… all we wanna do is break the chains off…

ICYMI: Watch the performance below!