A$AP Rocky has debuted a brooding, chaotic new track from his upcoming second LP, At.Long.Last.A$AP. “Everyday” finds the Harlem rapper exploring his favorite topics – sex and fashion – over a meandering beat from “Uptown Funk” hit-maker Mark Ronson, a soulful guest vocal from Miguel and a sampled Rod Stewart hook. A$AP premiered “Everyday” online Thursday night, following a live interview with Red Bull Music Academy. The song is available to purchase on iTunes.
“Everyday” is split into three distinct sections: The first finds A$AP rapping over the bluesy Stewart sample (“Every day I spend my time drinking wine, feeling fine”) and a new version of that same chorus from Miguel. The production morphs halfway through, shifting to a faster tempo and introducing a glitchier beat before the track slows back down into a syrupy climax. “I got the love birds chirping at the window,” Miguel sings. “But I don’t need love no mo’.”
The sampled song, 1972’s “In a Broken Dream,” was written by Australian rock outfit Python Lee Jackson and features Stewart on lead vocals. (The singer, prior to his success with Faces and as a solo artist, was recruited for the song as a session musician.) In 1992, Stewart recorded a new version with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. The recording went unreleased until 2009, when it was featured on The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998. Listen to the original Python Lee Jackson version below.
A$AP also revealed in his Red Bull chat that At.Long.Last.A$AP will be released on June 2nd. Elsewhere in the wide-ranging interview, he discussed his favorite rappers, his childhood fashion choices and the Harlem mentality that defines his music. “It was embedded in us,” he said. “It’s a mentality.”
In February, the rapper released a trippy music video for the throbbing “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2,” and shared another new track, the minimalist “M’$,” in April.