Just can’t help ourselves falling in love with this sublimely soulful new single from BADBADNOTGOOD’s forthcoming 4th album aptly titled ‘IV’ out on the 8th of July.
Premiering the lead single ‘Time Moves Slow’ as a world record with Zane Lowe on Beats, the single features Samuel T.Herring of Future Islands on vocals and it’s beyond good. Adding some blues and soul into the groove on the new single, the beautifully paced single demands a toke of your time. Samuel eases in just so slow and easy over the rolling arrangement of drums, bass with those synth keyboards accompanying the lyrical flow as “Time moves slow when you’re lost in the dream, Time moves slow when you wait by the phone, Time moves slow when you’re all alone, to run away is easy, it’s the leaving that’s hard.”
Toronto’s own trio of Jazz musicians are now officially a quartet with the addition of long-time collaborator and touring partner Leland Whitty. Moving on significantly since their early days posting Jazz covers of Hip-Hop tracks on YouTube, the band evolved from covers to compositions on their third full length album and now with the 4th album finally enlist guest vocalists for the first time on ‘IV’.
Considering the critical acclaim around last years collab project with Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD on the ‘Sour Soul’ album, there’s no time better than now. The ‘IV’ album features instrumental compositions as well as guest features from Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver collaborator Colin Stetson, as well as the don dada Kaytranada who’s just dropped his debut ‘99.9%‘.
From Frank Ocean’s backing band to front line headliners, Matthew Tavares (keyboards, synths), Chester Hansen (bass), Alexander Sowinski (drums) and now Leland Whitty (Saxophonist), BADBADNOTGOOD will be heading out on the road for a slew of European shows in the summer. Check them out at their appearance at The Village Underground in London the 27th of June.
Pre-order the album now on BandCamp and check out the single ‘Time Moves Slow’ featuring Samuel T. Herring and the instrumental jazz fused composition ‘Speak Gently’, for a taste of post-genre virtuosity;