iTunes preview of Flying Lotus’ latest single “Never Catch Me” ft. Kendrick Lamar is now available for fans to purchase! In preparation for the highly anticipated release of the LA based producer’s fifth LP, You’re Dead!, both visual and audio for the single can be experienced at www.flying-lotus.com. The album will be available for fans in the US October 7 and a day earlier for fans in the UK.
Projected to be a sonically transcending listening experience, You’re Dead! features both impressive and expansive collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy (Lotus’ rap alias), Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat and Niki Randa. Expected to be a musically metaphysical feat, the album is a total summation of the initiation of life experienced within death. Imagine a second line led by Sun Ra and TuPac. What else would we expect from the great-nephew of John and Alice Coltrane with influences from Dr. Dre?
Easily one of the most distinguished names in alternative music, not only is Flying Lotus an artist, producer and innovator of sound but also a cinefile. Lotus recently scored Kendrick Lamar’s cinematic production m.A.A.d, Lamar’s visual concept of album Good Kid, m.A.A.d City. Directed by Khalil Joseph in his usual trancelike sequence, the music for short film m.A.A.d compliments the directive as Lotus experiments with negative spaces and loud sounds for an illusory feel. The short film premiered in LA as a part of the Sundance Institute NextFest.
Lotus was able to garner both national and international success in the world of alternative and experimental music by embracing limitless ideas of composition while exploring the breadth and purity of sound, excluding none and maximizing all.
Conceptually consistent, death within You’re Dead!, is cleverly used as a literary conceit. Here death can either 1.) be the transporting element in transcending the ordinary or 2.) be a direct result of transcendence itself, yielding an experience so awesome it could only be experienced elsewhere; and here that place is death. Either way? I’m ready for Steve Ellison’s metaphysical concept to come to life this fall and I hope you are too.
Check out the tracklist for You’re Dead! as well as the remaining US fall tour line up below! And expect a full listening party here at thevip.com next month.
Flying Lotus – ‘You’re Dead!’ Tracklist
03. Cold Dead
04. Fkn Dead
05. Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
06. Dead Man’s Tetris (feat. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg)
07. Turkey Dog Coma
09. Coronus, the Terminator
10. Siren Song (feat. Angel Deradoorian)
12. Ready err Not
13. Eyes Above
14. Moment of Hesitation
15. Descent Into Madness (feat. Thundercat)
16. The Boys Who Died in Their Sleep (feat. Captain Murphy)
17. Obligatory Cadence
18. Your Potential//The Beyond (feat. Niki Randa)
19. The Protest
Flying Lotus – ‘You’re Dead!’ Remaining US Fall Tour Line Up
10-09 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
10-10 Miami, FL – III Points Festival
10-11 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
10-12 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
10-13 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10-14 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
10-15 New York, NY – Terminal 5
10-17 Boston, MA – Paradise
10-18 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
10-20 Montreal, Quebec – Societe des Arts Technologiques
10-21 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
10-23 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
10-24 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11-07 London, England – The Roundhouse
11-09 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-11 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11-15 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
11-17 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11-18 Seattle, WA – Neptune
11-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
11-21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11-22 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium