Today, the Adult Swim Singles series was supposed to give us a new track from Flying Lotus. Instead, it’s given us something that may be better. FlyLo has a new project, an all-star team-up that includes a couple of other vital future-music entities: Seattle avant-rap duo Shabazz Palaces and spaced-out bass virtuoso Thundercat. Together, they’re calling themselves WOKE, and the first song they’ve made together is “The Lavishments Of Light Looking.” It’s a deeply zonked-out astral-jazz rumble, produced by FlyLo and featuring vocals from the group’s spiritual forbear George Clinton. There is a lot going on in this song, and it’ll take more than one listen to get any type of handle on what’s going on, but it’s worth delving into. Listen to “The Lavishments Of Light Looking” below.
Download the track for free at the Adult Swim website, and keep your fingers crossed for more music from this group. Next week, this year’s Singles program finishes up with a new one from Run The Jewels.