Three years after the successful release of their breakout LP Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Phony Ppl make an illustrious return with their sophomore album mō’zā-ik – a musical, genre-defying gem, baring nothing but the truth about lust, love and all the pending intervals along the way.
To merely categorise mō’zā-ik. as an R&B/Soul album wouldn’t pay this rare musical breed any justice.
Simply put, the Brooklyn-based five-man group are fearless – moving your mind to the sweet-sounding amalgamation of funk, soul, gamesome lyrics, R&B, and delectable shades of jazz, bossa nova and of course, the quintessential sax to gift your senses.
The unmatched vocal flair of lead singer Elbee Thrie, together with the band’s impeccable instrumentals, are what make Phony Ppl one of the industry’s most unique groups.
Phony Ppl explore what it means to fall in love with someone but never really know if they’re “yours” in the plush track “Think You’re Mine“, before proving one of the year’s best tunes in the funk-fuelled testament “Before You Get A Boyfriend“.
To end the album, Phony Ppl surprise listeners with an empyrean and passionate ode to the countless black lives taken by police brutality in the beatific melody “on everythinG iii love“.
A divulgence of personal musings, Love & Affliction embodies a superlative blend of R&B, neo soul, synth-pop and indietronica as KWAYE proves the ultimate chameleon.
His incredibly diverse musical style is both aberrant and invigorating, while his seraphic vocals in “Paralyze” resonate the likes of D’Angelo, before flickering flames with rock refrain “Made For It“.
Not only is he a must-watch artist, but everywhere from an emboldened aesthetic and unparalleled compositions, to an unprecedented range effortlessly brought to light by his inimitable voice, KWAYE manifests a genre all of his own.
— Brainfeeder Artist, Thundercat, hops on a new record, “King of the Hill” alongside BADBADNOTGOOD and Flying Lotus for the upcoming Brainfeeder X collaboration album.
On November 16th, independent record label, Brainfeeder, will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a compilation album consisting of contributions from artists on the label’s talented roster. Until then, we’ve been given a sneak peek of what’s to come with “King of the Hill”, created by Thundercat and BADBADNOTGOOD and produced by Brainfeeder founder, Flying Lotus.
“King of the Hill” so effectively showcases Brainfeeder’s signature oldies vibe. With FlyLo lacing an eerie psychedelic beat, Thundercat steers the ship with his deep bass and crooning vocals while BADBADNOTGOOD supplies support with their swanky work on the keys.
The full 36-track album will be split into two parts with the first half highlighting Brainfeeder’s greatness over the past decade while the second half will consist of all new material. The album will even be available as afour-LP vinyl box set designed by the creator of the original Brainfeederlogo, Charles Munka. It will also come with a two-CD set and a digital stream.
Enjoy the full track above and be prepared to catch the ultimate vibe whenBrainfeeder Xdrops on Friday, November 16th.