Blockhead is Weird For the 1st Single from The Upcoming "scream" LP
#DXCLUSIVE: The Manhattan native explains his decision to touch on more "unusual sounds."
Manhattan, NY – the Veteran producer Blockhead, known for his work with Aesop Rock — has come back with a taste of his upcoming album, scream, the follow-up 2014 the Bells and Whistles. Entitled "UFOMG," the song is a sample of his more eccentric tastes, who confesses that he made it a little more difficult to release as the lead single.
"I had a difficult to choose which song to leak in the first place, but I opted for going to strangers instead of something that might seem more familiar to my fans," Blockhead says HipHopDX. "I've been playing songs from their new album at the shows here and there in the last few months, and I always give the fans an option to select an upbeat song or a stranger. Without fail, choose rare. So, hey, I have to give the people what they want, right?
"This song, 'UFOMG,' is that me trying to get more of the unusual sounds and trying to find the melody in things that might not exude that feeling," he adds. "In fact, I did much on the new album. I'm trying to find a balance between something emotional and beautiful through sounds that were not exactly intended to create such an atmosphere."
Despite the fact that "UFOMG" is a bit of a departure from his album, as of 2005, the Science Center or the 2007's Uncle Tony's Coloring Book, squeaky does not stray too far from the instrumental music of the Blockhead has been doing since he broke up with his 2004 debut, Music by Cavelight.
The New York native's evolution as a producer is on full display as he weaves his way through different tracks and sounds, creating his own lane, between the world of Hip Hop and electronic music.
Funeral Balloons drops from 8 September. Pre-order here, and see the cover art and "UFOMG".