A-1 Kaytranada Sunday Love Thurlian Cover Art
A-1 Kaytranada Sunday Love Thurlian Cover Art

Hear A-1 Celebrate The Weekend Life On New Single "Sunday Love"

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Put your thinking caps on for this one. SF-area MC A-1 has released a brand new single from his upcoming Thurlian release. Over a wild and screwy beat, "Sunday Love" is nothing but self-affirmation for A-1. Tales of hard work, playful breaks and the cool sacred feeling that only Sunday can bring ground the MC's lines simple truths that everyone can relate to; the track isn't so much a modern-day trap banger as it is, in A-1's words, "the life of a modern-day rap singer." Confessions of staying in with episodes of Breaking Bad and take out food are definitely in there, but the cut never comes off as corny. A-1 harnesses his ever-improving flow to show just how everyman he is, and the lines never come off as a postured ploy.

But those thinking caps? You'll need them to comprehend the track's absurd production. Flipping Cherrelle and Alexander O’Neal's 1985 cut "Saturday Love," it chops and twists the original so hard the calendar itself moves forward. Saturday becomes Sunday and beat wobbles through seas of filters and reverb. As minutes pass so many things so discombobulated that it's hard to tell which way is forward, up or down.

Despite the brilliance of the beat, that Cherrelle sample is crucial to understanding A-1's final product. The MC told Mass Appeal, who premiered the track earlier today, "I grew up hearing that song “Saturday Love” and I always loved that record, so when I heard...that track with no lyrics on it, I knew I had to add some vocals and flip my own remix.”

A-1 has been busy dropping gems all over lately--just last week he released a video for the BEAR//FACE-produced "Good People" and last month saw him connecting with another wild young producer, Mr. Carmack, on "There I Go." Listen to "Sunday Love" below and get ready for Thurlian to drop on March 5th.

[h/t Mass Appeal]