Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$, real name Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott and UK band Glass Animals have teamed up for a new cross-Atlantic collaboration titled "Lose Control." Spacey and a bit from left field, the track combines the best of both worlds that Joey Bada$ and Glass Animals can bring to the table.
Joey Bada$$ takes care of the verses with the same lyrical voracity that was found on his album released in his January album B4.DA.$$. Then Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley comes in for the hooks for raps of his own, vibing off of what just laid down by Scott. Bayley took care of the production and mixing, putting together a simple, yet hypnotic beat that glides underneath the verses.
Normally this type of a collaboration would sound a bit farfetched, but in the past few years, genre lines have fallen and to get ahead, working with people outside of your traditional lane is the way to create the most innovative music. Big Boi and Phantogram just released a 7-track project together as Big Grams, while rappers have started to work with DJs and bands with increasing frequency.
"Lose Control" came together during a whirlwind 12-hour studio session in Brooklyn in between the two acts very busy touring schedules.
"We were in New York and the session that was supposed to start at 11am, actually started at 11pm," describes Scott in a statement. "I f*ck with Dave heavy - we understood each other's vibe straight away and worked through the night to create this fire. Nobody got hurt."
Glass Animals Dave Bayley echoes that sentiment from Bada$$ with a little more detail.
"I got hold of joey's mixtape back in 2012 and was hooked. a couple months ago I heard he was into Glass Animals so I got in touch, and when I was in Brooklyn he came by the studio one night. We're both addicted to red vitamin water so we picked some up. Then I ordered some dumplings. Then I started playing him some sounds. Within an hour we had the beat and he was like 'I'm ready.' He got into the booth and put down pretty much the entire thing in one foul swoop...dude is so talented. Then I hopped in and did my bit. Then I ate my dumplings. Hopefully we're going to do some more stuff together at some point."