so far. But seriously y’all this song is important.
It’s Le1f’s first major label single, and features everything that makes Le1f an artist to watch. The woozy underground production (provided here by Dubble Dutch) echoes Le1f’s mixtapes but is accessible enough that some Phi Mu sisters started bobbing their heads when I played it for them last saturday. Le1f’s deep voice sounds #vibrant on this song and provides a number of witty lines and references, some of which I’ve listed below:
- a fictional restaurant called Banji Burger
- Educated Black Hotties
These are all sandwiched in with verses advocating for a new world order and a chorus that is SO CATCHY I’ve been muttering it under my breath all weekend. Hopefully this song will become a major hit with the push from XL Recording and the help of whatever next level video( like this one) Le1f has in store for us. If so, we’d finally have a gay voice in the mainstream that could finally put Macklemore’s status as the Patron Saint Rapper of Gay Rights to an end. I’d much rather sing along to Le1f seductively moaning “you know how we dooooo. Make em all say ooooo” then sing “I can’t change, even if I tried” because the reality is I’m changing all the time and this is the song I want playing in the dressing room.
We can except more radical queer fun from his EP “Hey” out March 11th. It’s going to feature a re-recorded version of “Wut” THAT WILL MAYBE BECOME THE HIT IT DESERVES TO BE.
His full length album will come out sometime after that, and while there isn’t a release date, it’ll probably be before the Azealia Banks album.