Robert Glasper and his backing band, The Experiment, won a GRAMMY in 2012 with their album Black Radio. They followed with a sequel the next year, but Glasper’s work with the quartet has been kept mum since then. That probably has to do with the jazz musician’s work with Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic and the ensuing project full of Miles Davis reworks, Everything’s Beautiful, that followed, though.
The group returned Friday with an explosive experience, “Find You” — the first single from their upcoming album, ArtScience.
The seemingly freestyled synthesizer work is backed by whipping drums before the band enters a head-bobbing drum break then back to the high energy on multiple occasions before culminating to a turbulent and euphoric guitar solo.
The music comes to a calm during the outro, which is highlighted by a youthful voice sick of political and social injustice in the black community. “And if the police stand up for freedom? I’m gonna be proud,” the girl’s voice says before the music leads to end the song.
Listen to “Find You” below, and pre-order ArtScience on iTunes before its September 19th release.