While we here in Australia wait patiently for a release date to be confirmed for Boots Riley’s stylish Sorry to Bother You, we can at least dip into another aspect of the film without delay. And it’s most certainly something we’re going to want to get around, as a project has sprung from two of the film’s biggest stars, a collaboration between indie heroes tUnE-yArDs (who handled the movie’s score) and Moors, the latter being the rap duo of producer Hrishikesh Hirway and the film’s lead star Lakeith Stanfield.
The track, simply dubbed “Magno”, is as you’d expect from teaming up such an eclectic band as tUnE-yArDs with Moors: beautiful and weird, accompanied by an equally odd music video that sketches quirky animations on Lanfield as he raps and dances around an empty space filled with various religious imagery. Tune’s Merrill Garbus plays in the back while Stanfield throws out scuzzy rhymes that slide snugly in the pockets of this excellent percussive production, giving us a sure-shot banger to wrap our heads around and possibly one of the finest indie-rap tracks of the year.
Check out the track below, and the film piques interest you can read our review from it’s SXSW screening over here.