Hello everyone, it's the first day of September and we have a gift for you; a new video from Fatboi Sharif and Steel Tipped Dove. “Dimethyltryptamine” is one of the best songs on their critically acclaimed album Decay, and the new visuals are an invitation to go day-tripping with Sharif and Dove. Also, it is Bandcamp Friday and we have uploaded the beautiful orange vinyl we are pressing up for Plus One, the new album from Fielded. This project is executive produced by billy woods and features contributions from ELUCID, Wolf Weston (Saint Mela), Kenny Segal, Felicia Douglass, They Hate Change, Fat Tony, Child Actor, DJ Haram, The Lasso, Steel Tipped Dove, Armand Hammer, Fatboi Sharif and more. This is a VERY LIMITED run of vinyl, so grab it while you can!
FATBOI SHARIF x STEEL TIPPED DOVE "Dimethyltryptamine"
A woozy, psychedelic experience set outdoors amongst trees, streams, waterfalls, sewer tunnels,and rock formations. All of it was shot on Super 8 color film by director George Douglass Peterson. We also still have some copies of Decay vinyl up on Bandcamp, so if you are taking advantage of Bandcamp Friday, you might want to add one of these to your cart.
Plus One is the brand-new album from Brooklyn-based artist Lindsay Powell aka Fielded. While Fielded has put out several solo projects steeped in their trademark psychedelic R&B, they also has quietly built a reputation as a genre-bending vocalist and sought-after musical collaborator. Plus One turns that dynamic on its head, bringing together an indie music elite on Fielded’s guest list including Armand Hammer, Felicia Douglass, Kenny Segal, They Hate Change, DJ Haram, Wolf Weston, The Lasso, Child Actor and Steel Tipped Dove.
“I’ve offered myself in blips and breaths and moments, sighing under a powerful lyric, or punctuating another vocalist’s breakthrough performance,” Fielded says. “We wanted to see what could happen when I brought those same artists in to add flourishes to my visions and depth to my stories.”
📸: Ashley Peña
Plus One is executive produced by billy woods, building on a creative partnership that goes back to the rapper’s 2019 album, Terror Management. Since then Fielded has engineered, produced and performed on a slew of Backwoodz Studioz releases, in addition to putting out two projects on the label- 2020’s Demisexual Lovelace and 2021’s Young Medusa- in addition to their extensive outside commitments. That history is reflected in the breadth of Plus One’s collaborations; Fielded stole the show on Small Bills “Safehouse,” the first song on ELUCID and The Lasso’s 2019 album Don’t Play It Straight. Here they reunite, cooking up a slinky R&B banger with “Waves.” Wolf Weston and Fielded traded harmonies on Saint Mela’s 2020 EP all for this strange baptism, and Weston returns the favor to fantastic effect on “Goddess Woes.” In 2019, Fielded joined forces with Fat Tony and Steel Tipped Dove for the Houston rapper’s Don’t Move EP. On Plus One, both artists step into her world and find their footing effortlessly—Tony on the woozy numbness of “Where I Came From,” and Dove with a stumbling cascade of drum and piano on “World’s Away.” Yet, it’s some of the newest pairings that yield the ripest fruit. Kenny Segal and Fielded combine for two album highlights, and A. Billi Free pops up for the record’s biggest curveball (unless you give that to Florida rappers They Hate Change setting fire to an ELUCID beat). Through it all, Fielded holds court, always taking or leaving exactly what the song requires.
“It is an album telling full stories, walking through valleys and cities, landscapes rich and sometimes heartbreaking,” Fielded explains. ”No one is filler. Everyone has been welcomed and valued. Everyone made the work weird, wonderful and honest, and for that I am grateful.”
TRACKLISTING SIDE A 1. Windbreaker feat. billy woods (prod. by Locust) 2. Afternoon Sun feat. Felicia Douglass (prod. by Kenny Segal) 3. Take Me There feat. Teether (prod. by Child Actor) 4. You Chasing Me (prod. by Child Actor) 5. The Way It Is feat. Pink Navel (prod. by Kenny Segal) 6. I Saw You feat. PremRock (prod. by Fines Double) 7. Honeysuckle feat. Fatboi Sharif (prod. by DJ Haram)
SIDE B 8. Dream Interlude (prod. by Child Actor) 9. Goddess Woes feat. Wolf Weston (prod. by Child Actor) 10. Waves feat. E L U C I D (prod. by The Lasso) 11. Freakyextendooooo feat. They Hate Change (prod. by E L U C I D) 12. Move It Like feat. A. Billi Free (prod. by The Lasso) 13. Where I Came From feat. Fat Tony (prod. by FInes Double) 14. Worlds Away feat. billy woods (prod. by Steel Tipped Dove)
Sharif and Dove have been making a lot of noise in the press with their new album Decay, so we thought we would put together some highlights in case y’all missed any of it. The Rolling Stone piece is really good but don’t sleep, there is some great writing about the album out there, as well as some really entertaining interviews...
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