Baauer has released his first song in months "How Can You Tell When It's Done?" The "Kung Fu" producer teamed up with C.Z. to release this powerful new single that is available as a free download.
The new track is a booming new single that you would hope to hear at the peak moments of a Baauer live set. The purely instrumental track does not disappoint or get tired without any vocals. It starts out ominously with some sirens that seem to circle the track and then hone in on some distorted synths, powerful drums and snare rolls. Things slow down a little bit in the break as they take out the synths and add more ambient chants. It eases the drums again for a second onslaught of synths and snares.
In March Baauer released his debut artist album Aa, which had features from the likes of M.I.A., G Dragon, Pusha T, Future, Rustie and others. The complete album showed his versatility as a producer to work with many different types of vocalists and still craft some interesting and energetic trap and hip-hop influenced instrumentals. Having been labeled as the "Harlem Shake" guy for the past few years, he was finally able to step out from that massive shadow and show he is more than a meme.
This is not all that Baauer will do for the rest of the year. He just announced a new Apple Music Beats 1 residency. Every two weeks his Studio B show will showcase music from a different country, in addition to new stuff him and his friends. The two-hour show will air every other Friday at 3 p.m. PST and then the following day at the same time. The first show was this past Friday, Sept. 16.
Stream "How Can You Tell When It's Done?" below and get your free copy on his website.