alt-J debut their new, reworked version of ‘Last Year’ in collaboration with Grammy nominated hip-hop high-flyer GoldLink and producer and saxophonist Terrace Martin.
The latest single from the Leeds indie group is accompanied by a video created by artist, filmmaker and “your favourite rapper’s favourite artist” Jay Fury (AKA Jay Kzapa).
‘Last Year (feat. GoldLink) (Terrace Martin Version)’ is lifted from their forthcoming ‘REDUXER’ project, out September 28 via Infectious Music.
Listen to ‘Last Year (feat. GoldLink) (Terrace Martin Version)’ by alt-J on Shoot Music’s New Releases playlist on Spotify.
“alt-J and Terrace Martin are two artists I respect immensely, so I was honoured to tell a story with them on this new album of ‘RELAXER’ reworks,” says GoldLink of the track.
“This record is special to me because it truly reflects freedom and what it means to have no boundaries,” explains Terrace Martin. “I actually produced this record in Poland fuelled by nothing but a cup full of espresso.”
‘REDUXER’ is a set of 11 genre-straddling reinterpretations of songs from alt-J’s award winning third album ‘RELAXER’.
Reimagined by a host of fans, friends and peers, it includes a globe-straddling cross-section of some of the world’s most influential and prolific hip hop artists and producers.
The project also features ‘Deadcrush (feat. Danny Brown) (The Alchemist x Trooko Version)’, ‘3WW (feat. LittleSimz) (OTG Version)’ and ‘In Cold Blood (feat. PushaT) (TwinShadowVersion)’.
alt-J will tour the UK and Ireland this autumn in support of the new record. Having instantly sold out their shows at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and London’s Royal Albert Hall, they have added further dates in both cities.