Listen: The Internet - Special Affair
After a hiatus, The Internet slink back into our ears with a sultry single and album news.
The forecast may be hazy for Odd Future but OF’s Syd the Kyd and Matt Martian’s side project, modern R & B / neo-soul outfit The Internet, is moving full steam ahead, with a new single release, and album news. We were actually starting to wonder what was happening with these guys, given we’ve not heard anything from ‘em since 2013 album Feel Good, but a quick listen to Special Affair has assured us everything is on track. The production is jungly, with a slow-moving bass line and bongo drums sprinkled throughout. Syd’s standout alto voice (when I first heard this group I thought she was a dude!) is in full, smoky effect as she croons “Cause it's so rare that I'm here / Don't plan on staying too long.”
Though Syd surely can’t be talking about The Internet 'not staying too long', because they’ve also just announced an album – get ready for Ego Death at the end of June, a follow up to with some huge features on the cards - Kaytranada, Janelle Monae, Vic Mensa, Tyler, the Creator, and others. Earlier this year, Kaytranda and The Internet’s track Girl was leaked earlier this year, and quickly taken down – it appears in the album’s tracklist, below, so we’ll finally get to enjoy it properly.
Hopefully the album brings some tour news – caught these guys at sunset on a beach at Croatia’s Dimensions Festival last year and their live show was spectacularly jazzy.
Check out the track, cover art and tracklist below:
1. Get Away
2. Gabby Ft. Janelle Monae
3. Under Control
4. Go With It Ft. Vic Mensa
5. Just Sayin/ iTried
6. For The World Ft. James Fauntleroy
7. Girl Ft. Kaytranada
8. Special Affair
9. Somthings Missing
10. Partners In Crime Part Three
11. Penthouse Cloud
12. Palace/Curse Ft. Tyler, The Creator & Steve Lact
Pre-order Ego Death on iTunes now.
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