BEST NEW INDIE POP: CALVIN HARRIS - ROLLIN FEAT. FUTURE AND KHALID

5/16/17
Calvin Harris - Rollin

A long departure from the days of Myspace and I Created Disco, the upcoming album by Calvin Harris features yet another transition from electropop into the world of funk and slow jams. Not even officially released yet, "Rollin" has already hit number one on the Billboard charts, further cementing his status as a big-time superstar, worldwide. Brought to you by We Are: The Guard and already trending on Twitter, here is a look at "Rollin."

 

CALVIN HARRIS - ROLLIN FEAT. FUTURE & KHALID

I remember when one of my old coworkers played Harris’s earlier tracks for me to listen to during my lunch break, wondering what a world of difference it was compared to his new pop-bait stuff invading the radio airwaves. There was never any doubt of his prowess for creating great music. One thing that has remained constant is Harris’s ability to take chances and seemingly succeed, commercially. With no shortages of featured artists on his soon-to-be-released album, Rollin features two unlikely guest appearances from Future and Khalid. The unique vocal styling from the nineteen-year-old Khalid bookends the rhymes delivered by Future, an industry veteran. Just recently, the kid supplied his voice for Logic’s newest suicide-hotline tune.

Rollin screams ‘90s generation tunes from the instrumental down to the relaxed disposition of the lyrics, and the smooth stylings from both Khalid and Future. This track sounds eerily like his early releases, before his meteoric rise to stardom. A little bit Love Souvenir and Merrymaking at My Place, Rollin would fit in with some of the funkier offerings off his debut, I Created Disco. Come to think of it, Harris’s career might has just come full circle.