MP3: Theophilus London - Flying Overseas f/ Dev Hynes & Solange Knowles

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Green Label Sound’s latest offering in its diverse arsenal stars three hipster hip-hop icons: Devonte Hynes of Lightspeed Champion, The xx remixing rapper Theophilus London, and “Stillness Is the Move”- covering songbird Solange Knowles. Over throbbing bass, Vampire Weekend-esque guitar flourishes, and a skittering drum machine, the three trade off verses about escaping the daily grind with someone you love. London has said travel inspired the track; it’s easy to see where: some of the instrumentals and vocals are reminiscent of tourist-department music, something you’d hear over visuals of little kids wearing snorkels beneath very blue water –- though I’m not exactly sure this was anyone’s intention. Solange’s voice is great, though, and the beat is cool and summery, and Hynes and London deliver. Check it out.

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