Bishop Nehru is the truth, son. Kid came out with his mixtape like last March, and has been flyin’ at a steady altitude since. From Brooklyn, performed with Kendrick last summer in Park Slope, and signed to his label, and now puttin’ out this new track with Disclosure.
These are the moves young kids are making. Chance the Rapper with James Blake (heard they got an apartment together in LA?), and Bishop Nehru with Disclosure. Very cool stuff.
You’ve heard Grouplove before, even if you don’t realize it. They’re disparate as fuck; nearly every song feels fundamentally different than the last, and “Slow” is probably the superlative. I love it. Patient. Heavy … Slow?
They’re great. Also listen the fuck out of Love Will Save You Soul
"Still, I have never thought of music as a challenge — you always figure, the audience is at least as smart as you are. You do this because you like it, you think what you’re making is beautiful. And if you think it’s beautiful, maybe they’ll think it’s beautiful."
listened to some John Legend albums that were buried on my ipod during my commute last night. he’s got a great voice, and extremely listenable songs. the lyrics are forgettable, but forgivable (aside: i hope some of the perspectives in his songs are fictional, otherwise this guy is falling in love, fighting and breaking up, and reconciling every two tracks).
but this song immediately grabbed my ear, and i kept getting bored with other tracks and going back to it, listening loud, allowing myself to surreptitiously sway with the music as the train jostled along.
in my head, i wrote a super-insightful bit about how this beat sounded like something Kanye would rap over.
turns out Kanye wrote this song.
so just enjoy, i guess. on repeat, with the volume up.