A crisp aesthetic dominates the lyric video for “Nobody Speak,” DJ Shadow’s explosive collaboration with Run The Jewels. The frame moves in ordered ways, with text often appearing hemmed in by clean geometric shapes. But nothing can contain the words of El-P and Killer Mike – as the song progresses, the two MCs trade increasingly volatile lines. Shadow and Run The Jewels are slated to perform the track Tuesday evening on The Tonight Show.
DJ Shadow’s new album, The Mountain Will Fall, arrives on June 24th. He used his own Twitter timeline as the inspiration for the title. “It’s like being at base camp and looking up at an unconquerable mountain,” he tweeted last year when he announced he was at work on a new record. “Can’t dwell on the difficulty, you have to just start the journey. One step follows the next which leads the way to the next. There will be missteps but as long as the vision is whole, the mountain will fall.”
The Mountain Will Fall marks the veteran producer’s first LP since 2011’s The Less You Know, The Better. Guests include Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, G Jones, and more. Shadow previously unveiled “Bergschrund” and the title track.