UPDATE: OOPS. Turns out this youtube stream was an unofficial leak which has (not surprisingly) been taken down. Our people at Blue Note tell us the official lyrcis video for the track is coming soon–and we recently got some insight from Mr. Glasper about the nature of his collaboration with Norah Jones. Stay chuned.
Robert Glasper and Norah Jones keep fans thirsty for the arrival of Black Radio 2 – the Experiment’s forthcoming sophomore effort – with the release of “Let It Ride.” Their latest single drops ahead of the project, which is slated to hit on October 29th via Blue Note Records. The track co-written by Muhsinah is riddled with the staggering multi-dimensionality of Glasper’s expansive chord work combined with an incomparable percussive display from drummer Mark Colenburg; the sustained nod to drum & bass that anchors this joint is a feat of sonic dexterity that is often assigned to machines instead of live drummers, if that helps to translate exactly how trill he is. This song stands alongside “Calls” and “I Stand Alone” as arguably the strongest track to emerge from the project to date. Norah Jones deploys her velvet toned vocal to fill the negative spaces of this track with emphatically bright moments and words of liberation that will leave you wishing it never ends. Check the track below to listen to “Let It Ride” from The Robert Glasper Experiment and Norah Jones. Pre-order Black Radio 2 via iTunes. Get more info on the project at The Revivalist.