Bilal: DAY THREE – Voyage to a New World

Across a sprawling six minutes, Bilal’s “DAY THREE – Voyage to a New World” features a slew of talented artists including Erykah Badu, Nick Hakim, Madison McFerrin, Robert Glasper and others. Opening with birdsong and Badu’s poetry, the tune begins as a kind of meditation before taking various twists and turns. Distorted vocals and chaotic percussion lead to a lush, soulful flute-laden melody that soon …

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Sultry music by Bilal, a Susan Sarandon-starring music video for Justice, Burial's return and more

Burial: Young Death The notoriously public-shy electronic music producer Burial may have never performed a live set, but he knows how to appease loyal fans. His latest two-track record comes as a Christmas present for those who’ve been waiting since 2013’s EP Rival Dealer. The moody A-side, “Young Death,” revolves around a ghostly singer wailing, “I will always be there for you.” Bilal feat. Big …

Bilal feat. Big K.R.I.T.: Pleasure Toy

While Bilal’s gorgeous In Another Life was released last year, the visuals for the record have continued to appear throughout 2016, with “Pleasure Toy” being the latest. The Hans Elder-directed video is full of cosmic, Afrocentric style and is a perfect complement to the retrofuturist, 808-heavy track. Featuring Big K.R.I.T., the song might be channeling some ’70s vibes, but it’s undeniably Bilal—super-sultry, sexy and smooth. …