Brooklyn-based friends and collaborators MEDHANE and Slauson Malone have linked up once again as Medslaus for “Cold 2,” the first taste of the duo’s upcoming album, Poorboy. Produced by Malone, the song is a hazily contemplative aural journey, rooted in beautifully warped and glimmer-embellished samples. Paired with MEDHANE’s fervent bars and delivery, the track takes on a life of its own: vacillating between a complete assuredness regarding one’s purpose, and the possible lack of control and clarity of the path that leads you there.
“This song picks up where the last song on Greys In Yellow left off,” MEDHANE said of the song over email. “I think it speaks for itself.” Press play, and look out for Medslaus’s new album Poorboy, out May 16.