Premiere: SUPEREGO link their past with the future on new song, Last Tango
Featuring Cruz Patterson, the track arrives ahead of shows across the next few weeks, including BIGSOUND.
Since dropping the POW!Negro name and welcome in the SUPEREGO era, the Fremantle experimental outfit have seemingly levelled-up into something remarkably special to our music scene, blossoming into one of the state's most unique and left-field names. On last year's searing return I Am The Judge and this year's two-peat of Burn and Caller ID, the group have solidified their experimental approach to hip-hop and its intersection to a combination of other sounds - jazz, electronic and R&B the three most evident - while lyrically centring themselves as a band willing to tackle topics that otherwise, are often left untouched. On Burn, for example, they combine a dynamic production with lyrics on refugee treatment and violence, while on Caller ID, they tackle grief and self-loathing, as the band explained: "Caller ID speaks to the inner turmoil we face when dealing with feelings of inadequacy, helplessness and self-loathing; the results of the dichotomy between the masks we wear, so as not to burden those around us, and our own internal grief."
In the second half of 2019, they're refocusing their scope to the east coast, with shows at BIGSOUND and Melbourne's The Gasometer following a pair of dates in Mandurah and Fremantle this week (the latter show, may we add, has one of Perth's best lineups with Your Girl Pho and Mali Jo$e on supports). First, however, comes Last Tango. Last Tango is a song that seemingly links the old days of POW!Negro together with SUPEREGO's forward-thinking dynamic, enlisting Fremantle rapper Cruz Patterson as they take their experimentalism and push it in a way that's simultaneously reminiscent of their past work but also in-line with how they work now. "Sonically, Last Tango pays homage to the old POW! Negro sound whilst embracing the new production styles of SUPEREGO," the band say on the single. "Last Tango encapsulates the feeling of fear and excitement right before making a life-altering decision. The fear of seeing yourself fall behind those you once stood alongside but the excitement of the new path in front of you."
Dive into the single below ahead of its full release tomorrow, and catch them at the dates underneath:
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