Just tuned in to André 3000’s vibes – an American rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Atlanta. Part of the legendary Outkast, André shaped the landscape of hip-hop and pop with unique styles, paving the way for diverse expressions. Immersed in producing and playing instruments during The Love Below, his 2003 contribution to the duo’s double LP, André crafted a 170 BPM instrumental cover of “My Favorite Things.” Now, on his solo debut, “New Blue Sun,” a 90-minute ambient journey unfolds. Released last Friday, it features André’s improvisation on digital flute over synth pads and subtle percussion. With a collection of 30-40 flutes, his influences span Alice Coltrane, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Laraaji, and Yusef Lateef. In a recent Guardian interview, André revealed the album’s name nods to a distant future where our sun dims, creating a wholly new and unrecognizable world.
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