New music from Tyler, the Creator! This time featuring Frank Ocean!
Tyler, the Creator must be gearing up for an album release because he recently released a few new songs. One song was called “Who Dat Boy” featuring ASAP Rocky and the other song is a two-parter titled “911/Mr. Lonely” featuring Frank Ocean. “911” has an easy-going feel to it, sounds like a song that could have been on Tyler’s last album, Cherry Bomb. “911” is just about Tyler wanting this girl to call him sometime, so simple yet direct. The chorus also features the incredible Steve Lacy on the backing vocals, adding his impeccable tone to the chorus. He’s so dope. Frank Ocean also comes in towards the end of the song, singing a couple bars. Then Tyler raps a couple bars to end this part of the song. I just love hearing music like this and to know that this is the direction music is going in makes me so happy, just good music that’s not about drugs and other bullsh-t, just music that makes you feel good. Makes you want to sing along.
“Mr. Lonely” is the second part of the song. It has an intro and it features Tyler, ASAP Rocky, and Schoolboy Q and they’re repeating, “I can’t even lie I’ve been lonely as f-ck”, they say that line multiple times then Tyler goes off for many bars. The way Tyler raps, you can’t necessarily catch what he’s saying, you always have to read the lyrics to understand what he’s talking about. But it’s really good nonetheless.
I am not sure when this untitled Tyler, the Creator is coming out but I will stay updated on that. I haven’t anticipated a Tyler, the Creator album in awhile but I’m ready for this one.
No matter how much I tell myself basically every day that I need to write something new, I somehow never do. I think I need more alone time but anyways, here’s something new.
My dad told me I’m obsessed with 70’s music. Music from the 70’s had this sound that I can’t really describe, I just know that it’s easy on the ears and the sound reminds me of a pretty day at the beach. Well, it just so happened that there are a handful of artists today that are inspired by such sound. Thundercat is leading the pack with the 70’s-esque music but there is a newcomer who is making a strong case for a future Best New Artist award and he goes by the name of Steve Lacy. Continue reading REVIEW: Steve Lacy’s Demo
A solo project from Syd is finally on its way!
Syd, lead vocalist in the group The Internet, is releasing her debut album very soon… like February 3rd soon. Her album is titled Fin and the album will feature 12 songs, one being her first single called “All About Me”. The song is produced by Steve Lacy (band member of The Internet), and surprisingly, she is rapping in this song. I guess I can’t say I’m surprised that she is rapping, more so surprised with the style of rap she chose for this song. The flow is very modern, trap-like, but very smooth… the smoothness is something she has mastered. The beat is craaazy. Steve Lacy is quietly becoming an all around musician and I am very impressed with him.
I am very excited for Syd’s album because I know she won’t disappoint. Be on the look out for her debut album Fin, dropping February 3rd. Support good music 🙂
Steve Lacy just released a new song to his Soundcloud page and it has me excited. If you’re not familiar with Steve Lacy, he is the guitarist in the band The Internet. The first song I heard with Steve singing was the song “Palace/Curse” on The Internet’s album Ego Death. Steve can be heard on the second part of the song ,”Curse”, which he also wrote and produced… one of the many bright spots on that album. Steve’s voice reminds of Pharrell and a little Thundercat as well. He also has this old school, 70’s/80’s sound that I’m really feeling these days. The song is a preview of what is to come from Steve and I can’t wait to hear more from him. You can listen to “Some” below.
Update! Shortly after I finished this post, Steve Lacy debuted the video for this song. Link below. Continue reading NEW SONG & VIDEO: Steve Lacy- “Some”
Kali Uchis released the video to her single, “Only Girl” from her untitled upcoming album a few months ago. I am sharing this now because it just needs to be appreciated. Video below. Continue reading VIDEO: Kali Uchis- “Only Girl”