The Colossus seems like RJD2 putting his sample-based work alongside his more recent singer-songwriter-y tendencies. The two Colossus flavors so far demonstrate this: “Let There Be Horns” connected back to Deadringer, “Games You Can’t Win” worked the middle ground, but “The Glow” shows where his interests have been lately. RJD2 sings and plays drums over this quietly sarcastic track about the “glow” of money, fake tans, and weekends spend in The Poconos. (Do rich people go to The Poconos?). The doll-filled video stars a Ken Doll yuppie who drives around in a convertible and steals food. Like a yuppie Yogi Bear.

The Colossus is out now on RJD2′s own Electrical Connections.

RJDTour:
02/18 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Not
02/19 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College (Harris Center)
02/20 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club/Club Void #
03/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
03/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/07 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom #
03/08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise #
03/09 – Providence, RI @ Jerky’s Music Hall #
03/10 – Montreal, QC @ La TuLipe #
03/11 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club #
03/12 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
03/13 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave #
03/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
03/16 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater #
03/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
03/19 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
04/02 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
04/03 – Durango, CO @ Strater Theatre
04/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
04/05 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre # $
04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/08 – Eureka, CA @ Red Fox Tavern #
04/09 – Portland, OR @ Dantes
04/10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight Lounge
04/11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/14 – Easton, PA @ Lafayette College (Kirby Sports Center) &
05/01 – Gambier, OH @ Kenyon College (Ransom Lawn)

# w/ Happy Chichester
$ w/ Busdriver
& w/ Kid Cudi

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Comments (12)
  1. Dear RJD2 -

    Please stop singing. K? Thx, bye!

    DD

  2. drew  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2010 0

    horrible.

  3. Okay you two, this isn’t THAT bad. Sure if you were a fan of his and don’t like where he’s going you may be disappointed, but if this were released just as a song with no artist back story or anything else, it would be a decent track. His singing isn’t bad.

  4. The Colossus is The Worsstus.
    How far dude’s fallen.

  5. stophatin  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2010 0

    Benjfier is right.. I initally didn’t like the idea of an “indie” rjd2 either, I was a huge fan of producer only rjd2 but my musical tastes have changed since then, the song is not bad at all, it may actually be a grower..

  6. Bread&butter  |   Posted on Feb 18th, 2010 0

    Man, you guys are harsh. Songs catchy!

  7. cool video ;DDD

  8. Not feeling this song . The video is not bad tho. I saw RJD2 in atlanta and he performed this. He said something like “oh, since i’m released from my label I think I can sing now”…no, you can’t.

    RJD2′s voice is horrible… and not in a good way. Stick to the instrumentals please.

  9. Im gonna have to disagree. I saw him on saturday and besides playing plenty of his old stuff, he also did several songs with a full band which included him singing and guitar shredding and i thought it was all VERY good.

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