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Phantom Posse, Yohuna, and iLoveMakonnen’s “Changing” is dream pop littered with ghosts

Forever Underground, the new album from the New York collective, is out March 20.

February 11, 2020

Phantom Posse is a New York City collective led by Eric Littmann, who pulls a variety of different artists into his orbit to make sweet dream-pop. One of those musicians is iLoveMakonnen, and their work together predates his massive success on the rap charts with "Tuesday." Their new song "Changing," premiering today on The FADER, is reminiscent of those early collaborations, especially "Sunshine." The new age keys and Makonnen's looping, naive lyrics feel dazed, and contribute to a song which feels like it was created in the aftermath of a huge emotional explosion.

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“For ‘Changing’ Makonnen came over to my apartment in Brooklyn," Littmann said in a statement. "I had made some magic mushroom tea that evening and Makonnen and I have always worked really fast together... he put down a few chords and before I could finish shaping up the groove he already had all the lyrics and song structure ready to record. We tracked everything in my bedroom. A couple of weeks later I was working on the mix, adding little details here and there when Yohuna, who's bedroom was next to minem came home after a night out with friends around midnight. She poked her head into my room and was like ‘I have an idea for a counter melody!’ and we recorded her vocal then and there."

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Phantom Posse's new album Forever Underground is out March 20. Preorder it here. A release listening party for the record will be held on March 20 at Magick City in Brooklyn. Tickets for the show go on sale soon.

Phantom Posse, Yohuna, and iLoveMakonnen’s “Changing” is dream pop littered with ghosts