Detroit rap monster Danny Brown is just now finishing up to Old, his astonishing 2013 album. And today, he’s shared the first song we’ve heard from it. “When It Rain,” produced by frequent collaborator Paul White, is a jittery churn of a song, one that makes full use of Brown’s motormouth delivery and his frantic-hyena voice. It’s a beautiful showcase for a rapper who continues to sound like absolutely nobody else. The song’s video, from director Mimi Cave, is a chaotic, distorted jumble of TV Carnage-style stock footage, images of Detroit street-dancers, and footage of Brown rapping in desolate neighborhoods. Check it out below, via Pitchfork.
Brown’s new album can’t arrive soon enough. “When It Rain” is out now on Warp.