University of Illinois MC Ausar just released his first new track of 2018, "Familiar". The move comes at an auspicious time for Ausar, who has had a quieter year content-wise, but has played a lot of shows (including Pygmalion). The track also hits listeners with a different vibe than usual, ducking out of his boom-bap flow in favor of a more melodic, moody sound. Check it out for yourself below and be on the lookout for more coverage of Ausar on Smile Politely this week.