DRAM drops surprise EP 'That's A Girl's Name': Stream
With a surprisingly short runtime of less than 10 minutes, the surprise EP finds the singer compellingly embracing elements of soul and hip-hop.
Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated R&B singer DRAM returned yesterday (July 18) with a surprise EP, dubbed 'That’s a Girl’s Name,' which you can now stream below via Spotify and Apple Music.
The 3-song EP – produced and co-written by Josh Abraham and Oligee – comes on the heels of the multi-Grammy Award nominated Virginia-bred singer’s jaw-dropping cover of the Outkast classic, 'Prototype,' which debuted last week via The Fader. Just before that, DRAM was stringing up a long list of collaborative efforts that included work with the likes of Gorillaz ('Humanz'), Chromeo, ASAP Rocky, and, the unlikeliest of all collaborations - Neil Young. With this new EP, DRAM is embracing elements of soul and hip-hop, which feels like a good note to start on before the hype-machine starts ticking toward his official follow-up to 2016’s 'Big Baby DRAM' LP.
As Spin points out, spanning less than 10 minutes and complete with song titles like 'Best Hugs' and 'Sundress,' 'That's A Girls Name' is a typically bubbly and optimistic group of poppy hip-hop songs, fine-tuned for the summer flavor of the time.
DRAM will bring his new energetic live stage show to Chicago for a much-anticipated set on this Sunday’s Pitchfork Music Festival line-up, opening for the legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Listen to the new EP below:
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