Tuesday, November 14, 2023

André 3000 Resurfaces with 'New Blue Sun': Debut Solo Album Promises Experimental Musical Odyssey

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In a much-anticipated return to the music scene, André 3000, the acclaimed singer and rapper, is set to drop his debut solo album, "New Blue Sun," on Friday.

The Where's Waldo of hip-hop, known as much for random sightings in the wild by fans as his musical legacy, made the announcement on Instagram today.

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This marks André 3000's first solo project in over 17 years.

Renowned for his role in the influential duo Outkast, last released an album with "Idlewild" in 2006. Now, at 48 years old, he is ready to unveil a new musical chapter that diverges from his earlier works.

In a recent interview with NPR, André 3000 provided insights into the upcoming album, revealing that "New Blue Sun" consists of eight experimental tracks showcasing his skills with the flute and other wind instruments. The songs, described as "spontaneous compositions," were recorded after a fortuitous meeting with music producer and musician Carlos Niño.

The tracklist for "New Blue Sun" offers a glimpse into André 3000's innovative approach. Each track promises a unique and experimental musical journey, showcasing André 3000's versatility and creativity. Collaborators on the album include Nate Mercereau, Surya Botofasina, Deantoni Parks, Diego Gaeta, Matthewdavid, V.C.R, Jesse Peterson and Mia Doi Todd.

New Blue Sun Tracklist:
  1. I Swear, I Really Wanted To Make A "Rap" Album But This Is Literally The Way The Wind Blew Me This Time
  2. The Slang Word P(*)ssy Rolls Off The Tongue With Far Better Ease Than The Proper Word Vagina. Do You Agree?
  3. That Night In Hawaii When I Turned Into A Panther And Started Making These Low Register Purring Tones That I Couldn't Control... Sh¥t Was Wild
  4. BuyPoloDisorder’s Daughter Wears A 3000™ Button Down Embroidered
  5. Ninety Three 'Til Infinity And Beyoncé
  6. Ghandi, Dalai Lama, Your Lord & Savior J.C. / Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, And John Wayne Gacy
  7. Ants To You, Gods To Who?
  8. Dreams Once Buried Beneath The Dungeon Floor Slowly Sprout Into Undying Gardens

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