Los Angeles rapper F.Y.I. releases his new EP Age / Sex / Location today, and you can hear the track “Hueman” below. Combining clever wordplay with a strong message to listeners that there’s a lot more to individuals than mere black and white. Couple that with a strong, boisterous backing arrangement, and you’ve got yourself a potent track.
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Evan Sawdey: Wanna know something truly amazing? At this point, there are going to be genuine, unironic Eleanor Friedberger fans who have no idea she used to be part of Fiery Furnaces (and, after one listen to Blueberry Boat, will promptly and happily keep it so that they never hear that band again). Ultimately, any critic will be lying to themselves if they said that “He Didn’t Mention His Mother” was somehow the best thing she’s ever done, because it is relentlessly pleasant, but notably indistinct, an issue she hasn’t had with her previous two solo ventures. It’s a nice opening salvo for what is hopefully nothing but good things to come, but this is the audio handshake, the formal introduction to the new record. Now we just need to get some drinks with it, loosen it up, and discover its real personality. [5/10]
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