Wow. Flying Lotus has given us yet another track from his upcoming album You’re Dead! called “Never Catch Me” and it has a lot of groove. Last week, Flylo gave BBC Radio 6 a world exclusive first listen for the track “Moment of Hesitation,” which featured collaborations with Herbie Hancock, his buddy Thundercat, Brandon Coleman and Kamasi Washington. While somewhat diluting the jazz influence central to “Moment of Hesitation,” this second bout exhibits Ellison’s hip-hop credentials for this upcoming LP, with vicious verses by Kendrick Lamar, and what can only be Thundercat rippin’ that bass. It’s a dizzying hip-hop-jazz hybrid with masterful flow. Check it out.
You’re Dead! drops October 6th via Warp. (And that artwork is getting progressively more morbid.)