Eight years later Rap Beats Tape, UK-born, Montreal-based producer released a new album. Earth Body is out now via Local Action. We already shared “Caballero” and “Lo Heat”; now full streaming is available via his bandcamp page. Listen below.
Written and recorded entirely during Montreal’s winter, Earth Body is not only Deadboy’s first album, but the first time his own vocals have been front and centre of his music rather than simply sampled. Although this is clearly an album by someone who’s done their time in the clubs – as evidenced by the clattering drums of ‘Caballero’, for instance – it’s ultimately an pop record, inspired by Deadboy’s long-standing love of Scott Walker, Sade, Drake and the Beach Boys and filled with bold choruses and multi-tracked harmonies. It’s a record that features stark, uncomfortable moments of cold isolation, but ultimately is hopeful and full of love.