Following 2014's Banco, Sir Michael Rocks announces the 9/11 release of its more wavy successor, Populair.
Filled with ambient synths and space-rap influenced drum patterns, Populair exudes a soundscape more idiosyncratic than his previous work. "Populair is the next continuation in the Bancosaga, which will span from 2014-2024 AD," Sir Michael Rocks explains.
Produced, mixed, and recorded by Sir Michael Rocks himself, Populair is one of the nature-loving rapper's most introspective projects to date.
"I wanted to unleash more of my abilities," Rocks explains, "and I could only achieve that by getting my hands deeper into the process."
As such, Populair is an evolution and growth of Sir Michael Rock's songcraft. It's more personal and deep than prior releases but still includes doses of his signature humor.
Accompanying the album announcement is the FADER-premiered second single, "Perfect." Using a Street Fighter sample, hood 808s, droning synth lines, and a little of his straight-faced humor, the song encapsulates what fans can expect from Populair.
"The lyrics on this song are very self-explanatory, imaginative, creative and fun," Rocks explains. "The song has an infectious bounce that will leave you pressing repeat over and over again."
With "Perfect," Rocks showcases his development while maintaining elements of the signature sound that his listeners love.