Flying Lotus is back with “The Room” and “You Don’t Know,” two new songs that feature vocals from soul singer Devin Tracy. Listen to the tracks below.
Flying Lotus met Devin Tracy during a studio session, but their collaborative singles suggest they forged an easy rapport. Tracy offers soulful vocal runs in “The Room,” mourning a fractured relationship over swirling guitar and acrobatic bass. “Why do I fall in love so easily?/ You made me soft, I’m down to my knees,” he sighs.
These relationship troubles flow into “The Room”‘s B-side. “You Don’t Know” really means “You don’t know how it feels,” as Tracy insists that his lover is oblivious to his pain. A compressed beat skitters in the track while soaring horns and light keys make his sadness sound beautiful.
“The Room” / “You Don’t Know” follows Flying Lotus’ “They Call Me Magic,” the theme song to an Apple+ documentary of the same name detailing the life of Magic Johnson. Before that, he provided the soundtrack to the Netflix anime Yasuke. Later this year, the producer will perform a handful of shows across the US. Check out those dates below, and grab tickets via Ticketmaster.
Flying Lotus 2022 Tour Dates:
07/30 — Napa Valley, CA @ Blue Note Jazz Festival,
08/21 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl*
08/23 — San Diego, CA @ The Rady Shell
10/06 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music ^
10/07 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music ^
^ = w/ Miguel Atwood-Ferguson + Wordless Music Orchestra