After a near-3 year wait, Grammy-nominated R&B favourites The Internet, offset of the now-defunct collective Odd Future, have returned with a new single ‘Roll (Burbank Funk).’ Watch the incredibly stylish video for the track, which features Thundercat, Mac DeMarco, fellow ex-OF stars Tyler the Creator and Taco, and more, below.
‘Roll (Burbank Funk)’ sees Steve Lacy tackle the lead vocals role for the first time since he joined the band in 2015 for their previous album, ‘Ego Death’, trading laid-back, hypnotic vocal melodies with co-vocalist Syd. The track is certainly a continuation of the silky smooth neo-soul we’re used to from the band by now, but the song’s irresistible bass-driven groove supplies a vintage funk-edge, which is a new and welcome development to the group’s sound. Topped with some lavish keys and guitar chords, this song is a must-listen for fans of the 70’s and 80’s-golden era of disco and funk.
The LA band has become something of a supergroup in recent years, with notable solo releases last year in the alternative R&B field coming from members Syd, Matt Martians, and Steve Lacy – who has quickly become one of the bigger names in the genre.
With any luck, we’ll be in for a new album from The Internet before the year’s out. If this single is an accurate summation of what’s to come, you should be excited.