Hot damn... this is a tune and a half. I feel guilty that this has been sitting in my inbox for a while, because songs this good need to be liberated to the masses with the quickness.
There's been a lot of talk recently (if 'recently' denotes the last two years) about Outkaster Big Boi dropping his long awaited solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.
A string of songs have already found their way online (including the dope 'Fo Yo Sorrows'). Now, BB has released what looks like the official first single from Sir Lucious (I've given up trying to keep up, to be honest), the insanely infectious 'Shutterbugg'.
This tune is a reminder about how good Big Boi can be when he really lets loose. Our man sounds positively inspired, going for broke over a dirty, funky beat comprised of equal parts bass heavy drums, electro tinges and vocoder vocals. Speaking of reminders, said beat is produced by a gentlemen by the name of Scott Storch. Return to form, anyone?
I have a feeling that this is going to be in heavy, heavy rotation for the next wee while, so get used to it or go home. You can listen to 'Shutterbugg' by Big Boi below:
While we're talking about Sir Lucious, which is now scheduled for a May 4 release, MTV is reporting that Big Boi's Outkast partner Andre 3000 will feature throughout the album, and will release his own solo album before the pair re-form like Voltron for an Outkast LP in two thousand and god knows when. You can read more about this here.