An unexpectedly devastating video for the producer's first collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. Up and away. (See also.)
Another unusually approachable track, after the excellent "Never Catch Me" with Kendrick Lamar, from an artist who has otherwise never really worried about alienating people. The vocals, unattributed for now, are at the forefront; Ellison's distinctive production reveals itself slowly and carefully.
Steven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, is one of those artists that would have been fun to follow back when people followed artists; when each change in sound or theme demanded explanation; when bands and musicians had clear trajectories and obvious motives. Now they just appear on your internet somewhere without warning or context. Months or years later when they briefly appear again they might sound exactly the same or totally different, but you don't feel betrayed either way. You start again, maybe a little more forgiving than you were the first time. But that's it. Anyway! This is not what I expected when I clicked play. (via)