I, CED Announces New LP w/ "Forever" feat. Thundercat + Om'Mas Keith [Premiere]
If you haven’t been hip to I, Ced, then there isn’t much to say other than “turn in your music lovers card,” y’know? The St. Louis producer who has worked behind-the-scenes with creatives like Dâm-Funk, Run The Jewels, Shafiq Husayn and Shuggie Otis is continuing to build upon his stellar career with a new track. Despite it being five years since his debut effort, All In My Mind, I, Ced experiments and excels with his new project, What Are We Looking For? As I, Ced plans on distributing his work through his own company, MoveNext Media, witness as another independent talent becomes the driver behind his own destiny.
The dedicated beat-freak offers up to us, “Forever,” as his new album’s first single. Featuring Grammy Award winners Thundercat (To Pimp A Butterfly) and Om’Mas Keith (channel ORANGE) on the cut, I, Ced sings all the arrangements over the deliciously funk-laden track. Doused with Thundercat’s legendary bass thumps, “Forever” is just one of 17 deeply personal track meant to reveal the life + times of I, Ced to the casual listener. Add to the mix, contributions from I, Ced’s extended musical family (14KT, Jimetta Rose, Quelle Chris, to name a few), and What Are We Looking For? aims to be just the right thing to hear + see for audiophiles.
Get a taste at what infinity sounds like by listening to “Forever,” which features Thundercat + Om’Mas Keith of Sa-Ra fame, and be sure to cop + pre-order What Are We Looking For? when it is released on September 23 via MoveNext Media.
01 What Are We Looking For
Feat. Marcus “The Martist” Henderson, Co-produced by Dotmatic
02 Things We Like To Do
03 Run Run Produced by 14KT
04 Skit I
06 Wildest Dreams
Feat. Suzi Analogue, Co-produced by Om’Mas Keith
07 Go Hard Feat. I AM
08 Skit II
10 What Are We Looking For (Intermission)
11 Signed Sign Signal Co-produced by Black Spade
12 Running From Your Love
13 I Am Love Feat. Jimetta Rose
Co-produced by Om’Mas Keith, Bass by Thundercat
15 Not A Farewell
16 What Are We Looking For (Out)
17 Bonus Track: Signed Sign Signal Feat. Quelle Chris
* All other production and vocals by I, Ced.