De Le Soul have teased us with a couple cuts from their long, long awaited ninth album – And the Anonymous Nobody – earlier this year. We’ve had the wavy ‘TrainWreck’ and the funky new classic, ‘Pain’, featuring Snoop Dogg.
Now Pos, Dave and Maseo have let loose this quasi-orchestral, hip-hop masterpiece, which features Swedish electro-soul group, Little Dragon.
‘Drawn’ is flush with Little Dragon’s subtle, alternative-soul music, with the dreamy vocals of Yukumi Nagino at the centre. A track like this would sometimes be trimmed and relegated to an interlude. Showing that they have lost none of their curiosity for usual sounds and playful combinations, De La’s next album cannot come soon enough for me.
Drawn appears on And the Anonymous Nobody, released on August 26, 2016, on Rough Trade Records.
- ‘Free Lunch’ by Isaiah Rashad
- ‘Little Bit More’ by Jidenna
- ‘Cadillac’ by Miguel
- ‘Fool’ by Naomi Scott
- ‘NeverAlone’ by Raury
- ‘Track a’ Lackin’’ by Xylaroo
Image: AOI/Rough Trade Records