Mndsgn Shares New Single “Medium Rare”
Mndsgn has shares “Medium Rare,” the track is lifted off his forthcoming release Rare Pleasure, out June 4th on Stones Throw Records. “Medium Rare” follows hia previous “Slowdance” which came with an Eric Coleman-directed visual conceptualized by Mndsgn himself, as well as previously-released single “Hope You’re Doin’ Better,” which came alongside a self-directed video.
Rare Pleasure is Mndsgn’s third album to be released on Stones Throw Records. Following 2016’s Body Wash, this album truly shows the artist’s evolution from his roots as a heralded beatmaker to vocalist, songwriter and arranger. Though he began writing for the album in 2018, the final recordings took just a week in studio with the help of trusted collaborators: Swarvy on bass, guitar and as Musical Director for the sessions, Stones Throw label mate Kiefer Shackelford on keys, drum work by Will Logan, the blessed percussion of Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on strings, and accompanying vocals from Fousheé and Anna Wise.
Inspired by soundtrack music, samba, exotica and ’70s/’80s library records, Rare Pleasure is intensely intimate, sourcing lyrics from Mndsgn’s family and interpersonal experiences, and reflective of the world at large.
Stones Throw Records
June 4, 2021
1. Rare Pleasure I
2. Truth Interlude
3. 3Hands : Divine Hand I
4. Hope You’re Doin’ Better
5. Rare Pleasure II
9. Rare Pleasure III
10. Medium Rare
11. Rare Pleasure IV
12. Colours Of The Sunset
13. Divine Hand II
Pre-order Rare Pleasure by Mndsgn HERE
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