March 4, 2015


Kid Cudi's Back With the Silky Ratatat Collaboration "Love"

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Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic

It's been a long year since Kid Cudi's fourth album, the trippily, verbosely titled Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon. The record was almost entirely Cudi-written and Cudi-produced, with a single feature from R&B and neo-soul legend Raphael Saadiq.

Today the Kid's back with "Love," a smooth, Ratatat-sampling cut from the Satellite Flight era. The word from Mr. Mescudi, via his Soundcloud:

"Something I made during the SF sessions. produced by me, keys by Dot. Sample is from one of my favorite Ratatat jams 'Sunblocks.' And love to Evan and Mike for allowing me to release it. For you. Hope it brings you some peace if you have a lonely heart out there. byeeeee."

Spin "Love" now:

Weirdly, that cover art on the Soundcloud cut is identical to the 2013 single "Immortal," off Indicud. A glitch, or a message? Either way, Man on the Moon III is reportedly en route sometime in the (near?) future; it'll be the resolution of an album trilogy begun in 2009 and continued in 2010.

Now go back to listening to the amazing bouillabaisse that is Cudi + Ratatat. Seriously, what a match.