The Los Angeles artist Flying Lotus announced that his next album -- “You’re Dead!” -- will be released on Oct. 7, his birthday.
He tweeted Tuesday morning: “Finally!So much went into this one. Lots of talented artists helped realize this vision. Looking fwd to sharing details and music soon.”
The Warp Records album will serve as a follow-up to his 2012 LP “Until The Quiet Comes.” Since the last release, FlyLo (his real name is Steven Ellison) has detailed bits over social media about the record’s potential art, aesthetics and included artists.
He revealed in December that his rapping alter ego, Captain Murphy, “is all over it.” He went on to agree that the album will have a jazz feel to it, and that he believes “it will b kind of jarring at first.” He admitted that he predominately used the music sequencing software Ableton in production.
(Although Herbie Hancock’s involvement has not been announced, Flying Lotus posted a Vine of himself in the studio alongside the jazz legend as well as Brainfeeder labelmate Thundercat.)
What Flying Lotus has announced, for the most part, is tour dates. He’s slated to play at FYF Fest in August, but he did not include a fall date in L.A. as part of his extensive tour.
To keep fans pleasantly on edge, he also tweeted Tuesday: “There's no LA date on the tour announcement because there's something extra special planned for home.”