There aren’t a handful of artists who’ve made use of a recurrent theme in their music that can be summed up in one word, then substituted for an innumerable amount of other words- all with different meanings. Water aficionado and poet Mick Jenkins has used the word “water” as a translation for knowledge, truth, and the absence of close-mindedness, and has done so in different landscapes of sounds and with different collaborators. The Water[s] in 2014 vibrated that, Wave[s] which came shortly after refined it, and [T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent, due September 28th, will add another layer to the metaphor.
Recently, Mick released the first official single of the upcoming project, which was surprising; not in the event, but in the fact that he’s dropped a multitude of tracks over the course of the very hectic year and collaborated with a variety of different artists, most notably the contemporary Jazz Quartet BADBADNOTGOOD. The assumption could’ve been made that all of his past releases would find their way on the album- but it’d be an incorrect assumption.
“Spread Love” has a psychedelic feel to it with hints of future funk (kind of sounds like Toro y Moi produced the track) and accompanies a straightforward message. Along with the release of the track, Mick Jenkins announced a tour that’ll come with the album.
— spread love (@mickjenkins) August 17, 2016
You can listen to the track below, and download The Water[s] here.
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