Flying Lotus Helps Denzel Curry Complete His Trilogy with "Black Balloons Reprise"

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05/21/2019
Jasmine Albertson

Since announcing his first album in five years, Flamagra, last month, Flying Lotus has been churning out singles off the record at a quick clip. So far, we’ve heard the David Lynch-featuring “Fire Is Coming,” the Anderson .Paak-featuring “More,” the Little Dragon-featuring “Spontaneous,” and featureless “Takashi.” Today, the latest one has been revealed.

“Black Balloons Reprise” sees rapper Denzel Curry take the lyrical helm on the short boom-bap track, which finishes off a trilogy of songs from Curry’s 2018 album TA1300, “BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ” and "THE BLACKEST BALLOON | THE 13LACKEZT 13ALLOON." The trilogy tackles Curry’s struggles with depression and the extreme hardships he’s faced in his life. Curry previously said this about the metaphor:

“The black balloons represents all that pain and aggression and all that darkness into this one balloon and it’s black. It’s black for a reason because that’s the darkness. And then when it pops, it all goes away.”

This summer, Flying Lotus is embarking on a North American tour behind Flamagra, which includes a stop in Seattle on Sunday, August 11 at Showbox SoDo. Flamagra is out May 24 via Warp Records and follows 2014’s Your Dead!. Listen to “Black Balloons Reprise” below.

 

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