[DOWNLOAD De La Soul’s “Drawn” via iTunes]
Two weeks from this Friday, hip-hop pioneers De La Soul drop their highly-anticipated new LP and the Anonymous Nobody…, their first proper studio album since 2004’s The Grind Date.
But in the immortal words of one Mr. James Todd Smith, don’t call it a comeback. De La Soul have been here for years, in our hearts, minds, and yes, our souls. Due August 26th, the Kickstarter-crowdfunded long player simply represents yet another imaginative musical adventure in their prolific, nearly three decades-long career. And as always, we’re all ears.
Today, our ears are tickled by the shimmering “Drawn,” the latest in a string of teaser tracks the trio delivered earlier this morning. Featuring the always enchanting vocal stylings of Little Dragon’s sophisticated siren Yukimi Nagano, De La take a backseat on the track, deferring the spotlight to their collaborators. It’s not until the song’s final 30 seconds that Posdnuos chimes in with his signature incisive rhymes, providing a compelling conclusion to this captivating tune.
Stream “Drawn” below, and if you haven’t already, reserve your copy of and the Anonymous Nobody… today.