ILoveMakonnen, the sing-songy hip-hop oddball from Atlanta whose “Tuesday” became a massive hit when Drake jumped on the remix, recently signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label. Makkonen has already paid that shine forward, using his budding stardom to shed some light on Sea Ghost, a teenage rock band from nearby Marietta, Georgia. “Running Away,” a track they recorded together in Marietta, is the great Kid Cudi song I wish he’d write, a flamboyant DIY crooner. It starts with popping, snapping hip-hop production and twinkly guitar arpeggios, then explodes into an exultant power chord churn with a flawed yet compelling vocal performance. Stream or download it below.
(via The Fader)
No word if Sea Ghost are named after the Unicorns song, but come on, they have to be.