I don't know where the fuck this explosion of new R&B music came from but I love it. First there was Frank Ocean, then the Weeknd, and now out even further left field comes Cocaine 80's. I remember hearing a little about this collective a while ago but had never really given his music a full listen. After Common's most recent album, The Dreamer, The Believer, came out, I realized quickly that almost all of my favorite tracks had the same familiar voice on it, and no, I don't mean Common's. I most recently downloaded both of their EP's, The Pursuit, and Ghost Lady, and both have me equally intrigued. Obviously the nameless lead singer has an excellent voice, but what really does it for me is the seemingly flawless production of each track by one of my favorite producers, No ID. Though each EP is pretty short, they serve as a cohesive sample of sounds that gets me excited for whatever they have in store. Cocaine 80's is refreshing, to say the least, and continues to show that there is no such thing as too much good music.
Download "The Pursuit" HERE.
Download "Ghost Lady" HERE.