Flying Lotus has unveiled six new tracks from his Blade Runner Black Out 2022 soundtrack – along with a collaboration with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Check out the new releases below.
Last year, it was announced that FlyLo had scored the new Blade Runner short film. The animated clip takes place between Ridley Scott’s original movie – set in 2019 – and the upcoming sequel, Blade Runner 2049. It’s written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and also features tracks from Kuedo and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Following the film’s premiere at SXSW Film Festival over the weekend, Flying Lotus has uploaded the soundtrack to SoundCloud.
Song titles include ‘FACE Smasher’, ‘More Human’, ‘Broken Night (LOVE THEME)’ and ‘BATTLEFIELD’. The seventh track, ‘PERFECT – CHOO CHOO’, is an outtake from new sci-fi thriller Perfect – and sees FlyLo team up with Atwood-Ferguson.
While announcing the project last year, the LA rapper said that “seeing Blade Runner imagery set to my music was a beautiful feeling.” He added: “It all came out so good. Really proud of it.”
Flying Lotus’ last full-length record was 2014’s ‘You’re Dead’. NME hailed the album “madly inventive” and said that it “takes hip-hop and jazz as starting points, beats them both to death and then brings them back to life in an almost unrecognisable form.”