Astronautalis has launched the primary single, “The Means I Am,” from his upcoming album. He has not but introduced an album identify or launch date, stating on his web site he needed to push it again because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Static flows by means of the monitor, Bartees Unusual offering backing vocals, the sound muted all through the primary verse as Astronautalis’ vocals the one clear sound. The monitor strikes swiftly, Astronautalis’ vocals turning into distorted all through the center verses as horns can faintly be heard. The monitor suits nicely for summer time, which Astronautalis acknowledged had been his objective.
“This was supposed to return out in April, and the album was all set for a September launch, with a full US and EU tour to comply with in October and November … then all hell broke unfastened with Corona,” Astronautalis stated in a statement on his website. “As borders locked down,and the world floor to a halt, I talked to my workforce,and everybody suggested that we push all the pieces again. This completely gutted me, as a result of Subp Yao and I’ve been engaged on the album for thus lengthy (he’s producing your entire factor), it’s such a departure from something I’ve completed, and I used to be simply so prepared for the world to listen to it.”
Astronautalis explains that the album will now be launched in early 2021, with excursions all through the USA and European Union. He additionally stated that he might be transferring in the direction of working DIY, leaving report labels from the USA so he can self-release. The assertion additionally learn they are going to be utilizing Cargo Information in Europe, however the remainder of the world might be self-released.
The rapper can be a resident of Minneapolis, and included in his assertion his emotions on the present state of affairs and what had occurred with George Floyd. He particulars his confliction over whether or not he ought to launch the track or not, apprehensive over the timing in relation to the protests and civil rights motion being seen all through the nation
“I felt so heartbroken and offended within the final 10 days, so apprehensive for my associates in MPLS, and so livid at my nation, it felt exhausting to consider releasing music. It felt exhausting to consider something.”
Astronautalis additionally acknowledged that each one of his income share from the track might be going in the direction of African American Youth Harvest, Lake Street Council and Unicorn Riot. Whereas he talked about in his assertion that as a result of working DIY for the remainder of the album’s launch will want extra money, he felt donating income from the only’s gross sales could be extra vital.
His final album, 6666 had been launched in 2018, every monitor a collaboration with Four Fists and P.O.S.. In 2016, Astronautalis launched Cut the Body Loose, which had been his final non-collaborated size of labor and included single “Kurt Cobain.”
— to music.mxdwn.com