Now Listening: 🎧 Andre 3000 – New Blue Sun

Giving a Sunday listen to Andre 3000’s flute harmonics on his latest.

The most pioneering ATLien is reaching us from beyond the Event Horizon with his newest outlet that we’re just coming to understand. Substitute Three Stacks’ lyricism and word play for flute pipping and staccatos and it’s still the same Andre Benjamin we met so many years ago. He just traded in the seat in the Cadillac for a jetpack and EVA suit and instead of telling us to meet him on the block, he wants us to hang out in the cosmos amongst the nebulae. It feels like the Drone Zone ambient stuff I used to relax to on XMMP/WinAmp back in the early 2000’s and still have in the background when chilling to this day. …I no longer feel “alone” with this stuff coz one of my fav artists digs it too. Hell 2 da yeah! 👍🏾

…and I can definitely dig all that. I’m 46 and I feel like every 5~6 years I fall into a new “thing” to explore/deep-dive. I too am definitely not the same as the 17 year old that first met both Big Boi and 3000 in “SouthernPlayalisticCadillacFunkyMusik” (although I do like to relive those beats) so I completely get Dre wanting to do it differently and finally give us a window into what he’s been up to in Venice, California… Speaking of which, is one of my chill spots growing up in LA. I could defo see me riding the K Line from Inglewood, Changing to the E and hitting up Santa Monica with these tunes.

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