BEST NEW TRACKS: FLUME - LOSE IT FT. VIC MENSA

5/31/16
Flume - Lose It

One of my most anticipated releases of 2016 was Australian producer Flume’s sophomore LP, Skin. My initial runs through it have left me a bit dry, although I’ve opened up to it a little more with each subsequent listen. “Lose It,” which features Chicago emcee Vic Mensa, is a perfect example of this. At first I thought the song was goofy and borderline satirical. Now, I can’t stop listening to it.

Perhaps the new layer of polish on Skin leaves the finished product feeling a bit soulless upon first introduction, but Flume’s warmness eventually seeps through. On “Lose It,” Flume channels some of those beats that Clams Casino was making for Vince Staples on Summertime ’06. (Note: Vince also has a cameo on Skin. The guest list on this thing is massive.) Mensa sounds right at home here, showing that his flow can mesh with a variety of musical styles.

Give this song a listen below, then give it a few more, bwcause like Skin, this one’s a grower.

 

FLUME “LOSE IT (FT. VIC MENSA)”

As you’ve probably guessed, Skin is out now via Future Classic and Mom+Pop. Here’s what Vic is spitting in this song besides “Lose It”:

put away your inhibitions
let the beast in you just get loose
we all young, wild and different
we could all get lit from a lil goose
i know you’re terrified by what the future lies
but there’s no compromising, it’s my way or the highway
we all just played the lust, hard building breaking trust
she gon’ get wowed when we come out
like she gon’ get loud when the weed come out this instant
give a fuck what your friends think
tell they bougie ass go wait in line
with them lame niggas talking real rap
tell ‘em break your neck go and bust a rhyme

blow one down, pass it around
fuck with me now, we’re running wild
nobody game, we own the town
never come down, i’ll never come down

lose it
i might lose it [x2]

everybody got guilty pleasures
mine just turned to catch me cases
handcuffs, police inspections
lawyers, judges, allegations
turn on your favorite station
you hear the same old song
i feel like nagasaki, dog
i’m ‘bout to drop the bomb

blow one down, pass it around
fuck with me now, we’re running wild
nobody game, we own the town
never come down, i’ll never come down [x2]

lose it
i might lose it
i might lose it
i might lose it [x2]

lose it
i might lose it [x2]

 

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