Back in 2017 legendary legendary rap artist, and one half of UGK, Bun B announced that his next album would be called "Bernard;" Bun B's birth name. In a new episode of his cooking show "Trill Mealz," however, Bun B announces that his new album will be released on the 16th of March and will be called "Return of the Trill." In the same 2017 interview with at Sway's radio show "Sway in the Morning," wheren Bun B announced the then called "Bernard," Bun said that Big K.R.I.T. would be responsible for the musical direction. Bun B also said that this would be his most personal album and called it his first real solo record.