BADBADNOTGOOD Drop New Single “Take What’s Given,” featuring Reggie

BADBADNOTGOOD Drop New Single “Take What’s Given,” featuring Reggie
"Take What's Given" Single Art

Canadian ensemble BADBADNOTGOOD return to release a new single “Take What’s Given,” featuring emerging Houston vocalist reggie; out now digitally on XL Recordings with a limited edition 7” available for pre-order here, available March 22. Recorded in Los Angeles at Valentine Studios, across multiple sessions in 2023, “Take What’s Given” is a country inspired track that radiates at the point in which reggie’s soulful vocal performance and BADBADNOTGOOD’s funk inspired, horn-tinged arrangements intersect. BADBADNOTGOOD speak more on the latest single here below. Listen to “Take What’s Given” here.

“We were doing a couple sessions around the time of Coachella 2022 and ended up having reggie by the studio. We were struck by his unique artistry and energy, and he played us some of his unreleased music that was just amazing. The groove for “Take What’s Given” came together while we were messing around during setup, and we were just having fun with it until reggie started freestyling what became the lyrics. It quickly became an infectious song and we ended up laying it down within a couple takes. Stylistically it’s super different than anything we’ve put out before but we had such a fun time playing it and it was stuck in our heads for a year while we worked on other stuff.”

Since the release of their late-2021 acclaimed album Talk Memory, BADBADNOTGOOD has been steady at work on various collaborations and touring the global festival circuit. The alt-jazz ensemble also received their fifth GRAMMY nomination, this time for Best Remixed Recording for their remix of Turnstile’s “Alien Love Call,” taken from the New Heart Designs EPe.

This latest release from BADBADNOTGOOD follows a string of one-off singles with collaborators including Charlotte Day Wilson on “Sleeper,” 1999 WRITE THE FUTURE, Westside Gunn plus Conway The Machine on “MiNt cHoCoLaTe” and Jonah Yano on “the ordinary is ordinary because it ordinarily repeats.” Further, BADBADNOTGOOD contributed to Daniel Caesar’s 2023 album Never Enough and worked with rising artist Elmiene on an edit of his single “Marking My Time.”

BADBADNOTGOOD are set to return to the live stage in 2024, having already confirmed appearances at Cross The Tracks Festival (London), Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Bonnaroo (U.S.A.) and a headline performance at Istanbul’s Zorlu Performing Arts Center.

Stream “Take What’s Given” HERE.


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