Pretty Lights is back with a new release titled Around The Block, featuring vocals and rap from Talib Kweli. I am a huge fan of everything pretty lights puts out, and I am so happy to hear the direction of this new album. His other recent releases were a bit dubby and heavy, and he (at least on this single) appears to have returned largely to his funk, soul, electro mixture that blends so beautifully together to create his sound. He is also creating a documentary to show different this process was than making any of his previous albums. As he states in his snippet, instead of using vinyl samples- he uses live instrumentation to create his depth of sound. As always, he will be giving away his masterpiece of an album ‘A Color Map Of The Sun’ for free July 2nd.
Check out the new single, the new video, and a sneak peak of the documentary below.
Download Around The Block free directly from PL music:
Here’s the new music video for Around The Block ft. Talib Kweli:
And the snippet of the upcoming documentary The Making of ‘A Color Map Of The Sun”: