The Lasso Details His New Album “2121,” Shares a Video for the Future-Looking Title Track

Namir Blade, Fat Tony, and Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring are among the artists featured on the record, out February 19 via Mello Music Group.

Just a few months after unleashing his engaging debut as Small Bills alongside East Coast emcee ELUCID, Detroit-based producer and multi-instrumentalist The Lasso has his sights set on February 19 as the release date for his latest solo record, the futuristic 2121. While it’s technically a solo release, the project has tons of names attached to it—including vocal contributions from the likes of Hemlock Ernst (the rap alter-ego of Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring), Fat Tony, Namir Blade, Lando Chill, and plenty of others, as well as instrumental spots from cellists, saxophonists, and other musicians to liven up the funky affair.

“My music life has moved in loops and cycles for two decades,” The Lasso shares. “When I came around this time there were old faces with new visions and deep wisdom from fresh voices. 2121 is an exploration of future and funk featuring the largest ensemble I’ve ever worked with.” This ensemble is introduced in the first single and video from the project, which sees the title track performed in a moodily lit theater.  “The video features my core collaborators A. Billi Free, Rachele Eve, The Saxsquatch, and Jordan Hamilton as we dream up the title track in the hundred-year Michigan theater where much of the LP was recorded.”

Watch it below, and pre-order 2121 here.

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