BADBADNOTGOOD – Lavender (ft. Kaytranada)

BADBADNOTGOOD  (Photo by Connor Olthuis; courtesy of Kill Beat Music)
(Photo by Connor Olthuis; courtesy of Kill Beat Music)

This is certainly not the first time Kaytranada and Toronto quartet BADBADNOTGOOD have collaborated. On Kaytranada’s latest album 99.9%, the Montreal producer teamed up with the neo-jazz outfit for the single “Weight Off”, and now he is returning the favor. BBNG announced earlier this year they will be releasing their fourth album IV on July 8th, and have shared the LP’s third single “Lavender”, featuring the production talents of Kaytranada.

Finding the middle ground between psychedelic and jazz, “Lavender” blends together bouncing synthesizers with slow-burning, jazz rhythm, creating a dense, highly-texturized melody. BBND elaborate:

“We made Lavender amongst many other songs and samples with Kaytranada in our home studio ‘Studio 69’. Kay started the idea as a beat with our drum breaks and some synth melodies. Then we recut the drums and synth to formulate a song with more sections. Kay came back to Toronto and gave us that hot lead melody as well as percussion and we all finalized the arrangement. It’s an incredible honor to call Kay a close friend of ours; he is a talent like no other.”

Check out the instrumental track below, and head to their website for more information on IV. Catch them on tour this summer (dates below).

Tour dates: 

6/17 – Ballinough Castle, IRE @ Body & Soul

6/18 – Barcelona, SP @ Sonar Festival

6/19 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

6/21 – Luxemburg, LX @ Rotondes

6/23 – Tel Aviv, ISR @ Barby

6/24 – Luzern, CH @ Sudpol

6/27 – London, UK @ Village Underground

6/28 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo

7/1 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival

7/2 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter

7/3 – Timisoara, RO @ JazzTM

7/23 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Festival

8/5 – Buena Vista, CO @ Vertex Festival

8/6 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

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