GoldLink & Kaytranada’s “Sober Thoughts” Will Soundtrack Your Next Barbecue

The DMV’s most uncategorizable rapper, GoldLink, and wavy Montreal beatmaker Kaytranada join forces on “Sober Thoughts,” an instant summertime backyard party staple that’s way less tight-laced than its title would suggest, even as it details a fairly toxic relationship. (The title comes with a sly wink—it’s deliberately dropping today, on GoldLink’s 21st birthday.) It’s one of his most straightforwardly “rap” songs yet, rooted in breezy, Tribe-style boom-bap instead of the skittering “future bounce” of his debut mixtape The God Complex, but there’s a freshness here that circumvents wistful, remember-the-90s nostalgia. Stream it below, then check out FADER’s recent interviews with both GoldLink and Kaytranada, who’s releasing an EP on XL this summer.

Stream: GoldLink, “Sober Thoughts (prod. Kaytranada)”

POSTED May 14, 2014 3:33PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,