Earl Sweatshirt’s debut solo album, Doris, comes out August 20th – and it is shaping up to be a star-studded affair.
The Odd Future rapper has already unveiled a pair of collaborative new tracks, “Hive” (featuring Vince Staples and Casey Veggies) and “Guild” (featuring Mac Miller). Guest spots by Frank Ocean and Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA have also been confirmed, and Flying Lotus previewed a previously unheard collaboration between Earl Sweatshirt and DOOM during a recent DJ set, as Consequence of Sound reports.
In the meantime, fans can check out “Burgundy,” a newly surfaced track featuring production by Pharrell. The two-minute jam finds Earl in melancholy territory, rhyming about creative and financial stress in his menacing monotone. The production is scrappy and minimal (especially by Pharrell’s recent standards), built on chopped brass samples, skittering snares and clanging piano chords.
Earl has also released a series of official Doris trailers, which are available below: