Kendrick Lamar shows off his singular, wild vocal range on “Swimming Pools (Drank),” a new single produced by YMCMB hitmaker T-Minus (“Moment 4 Life,” “I’m On One,” “HYFR”) and engineered by longtime TDE affiliate MixedByAli. The strangest articulation comes at the start of the second verse, with a cameo by a squeaky alter-ego that lives inside Kendrick’s head, who sounds like a toy being pressed. Lamar’s album, good kid m.A.A.d city, drops October 2nd via TDE/Interscope. Even Lady Gaga’s looking forward to it—she wrote in a tweet that she admires his lyrics, and visited Chicago over the weekend to see him perform there.
Stream: Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”