Parquet Courts and Bun B unveiled the studio version of their updated take on “Captive of the Sun” featuring Bun B. The rapper made a surprise appearance during the band’s set on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last July.
“Captive of the Sun” was originally part of Parquet Court’s 2016 album Human Performance and without a guest appearance. Bun B puts his own spin on the Beck-esque track, providing his iconic Houston flow. “We throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks/ It’s gon’ end up being a bomb or being the shit,” Bun rhymes on his verse. “They said they fix was in, guess we’ll know when it’s done/ Until then we’ll just be captives of the sun.”
Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage drew the illustration of Bun B featured prominently in the bright lyric video. His bandmate Austin Brown paid homage to their featured artist by creating a Spotify playlist of Houston rap titled “Young Doc Gooden Presents Nice and Slow.”