Doris is coming! Scheduled to drop on August 20th, Earl Sweatshirt’s debut album should solidify the slurry-voiced west coast tyke as one of his generation’s foremost rap talents. As part of the promotional push behind that project, Earl has been gracious enough to drop a new cut titled “Burgundy” via XXL. It’s produced by Pharrell Williams and for his part the Neptunes man conjures up a beat that pairs an abrasive, jittery snare pattern with some woozy synths. Clocking in at just over two minutes, Earl begins his rap duties by airing out a flow that borders on the spoken word side of the spectrum; he drops references to his father being a poet and alludes to the pressures of fans already thinking that he’s made it to superstardom and riches.
Early on in his career, Earl copped vocal comparisons to cult rap figure MF Doom. Nattily, Brainfeeder head honcho Flying Lotus recently teased what seems to be a monstrous, bass-saturated collaboration between the two kooky rappers during a live DJ set. The song is unreleased at the moment, but the smart money has it appearing a future project from FlyLo’s Captain Murphy alias rather than being a surprise last-minute inclusion on Doris. Check that out below: