GoldLink‘s infectious dance vibes were introduced and more-than-welcome throughout this summer. From his The God Complex EP to the single “Dance On Me,” the DMV emcee and his partner-in-crime, producer Louie Lastic, were blasting through my speakers as I drove through the hot, humid Gainesville scene. Though the air was sticky, so were his sounds.
Even though the summer has come to a close and cooler, more intimate weather is set to ride in, GoldLink is staying warm in the hip-hop world as he announces his debut album, And After That, We Didn’t Talk (November 13th, Soulection), and liberates the first single, “Spectrum.”
Premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, “Spectrum” kicks off with a sample of Missy Elliott’s “She’s A Bitch” before GoldLink navigates the head-nodding production saying he’s 19 and more famous and talented than anyone in your clique. Dude isn’t wrong. “Spectrum” is far less sexual than many of his other tunes, but it seems like its bubbling up to something that will stay true to the title of his album, And After That, We Didn’t Talk. It seems like we’ll plenty of nasty, intimate, one-night-stand type griminess. I’m ready for it.
I’m listening to this in my living room while me and my roommates are working. No matter how focused they are, there’s a foot-tapping or a whole body gyrating to “Spectrum.” That’s what GoldLink’s music does to you. It makes you move, and if you’re in a club or a house party or a retirement home — any setting, really. GoldLink gets people grooving.
Listen to “Spectrum,” which was produced by Louie Lastic, below.