Never Catch Me (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
After treating us to the Herbie Hancock-featuring “Moment of Hesitation,” Flying Lotus drops “Never Catch Me,” yet another star-powered burner off his forthcoming You’re Dead! LP, with the ever-ascendent Kendrick Lamar. The track is warp-speed funk, driven by a melancholy piano lick and Thundercat’s prickly bass runs, matching the high stakes of Lamar’s moral meditations and out-of-body observations. FlyLo’s questing spirit jibes with the young MC’s tough, ambivalent wisdom, folding him right into an extraterrestrial groove halfway between the leaned-out grime of Los Angeles and his proggier impulses.
Flying Lotus’You’re Dead! is out via Warp on October 7th in the US and one day earlier in the UK.