Wow… I am floored. After years of patiently waiting, Pretty Lights announces details on his long awaited album titled A Color Map of the Sun set to release on July 2nd. Today we get the first official single from the album "Around the Block" and featuring none other then Talib Kweli himself. This is summer spirited electro-soul jam with a his signature hip-hop flavor, now with all original vocals from one of the most soulful rappers alive. The music video is easily one of his best to date, filled with countless visual effects giving it that certain untouchable edge. It has some frames showing Derick getting his own original vinyls pressed from musicians he recorded all over the country, then sampling the vinyl on his computer for that unique warmness. He is creating a documentary to compliemnt the album to show how unique the process really was, see the trailer for the documentary below. This is one of the songs that is so good you end up replaying the second it is done.This song is available for free download like all of Pretty Lights music. His album will be available for free on July 2nd, as wel as released on vinyl and double disc CD. Enjoy!
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun Documentary Trailer