Flying Lotus provided the original score for the Netflix anime series Yasuke, which will be released on April 29th. Today he shared two singles from the show’s soundtrack: “Black Gold” with Thundercat and “Between Memories” with Niki Randa. Listen to both of them below.
In addition to providing the music, Flying Lotus joined forces with the show’s creator, director, and producer, LeSean Thomas, to assist as a consultant and executive producer on the project. “[LeSean] and I’ve talked about being an outsider in the anime, “FlyLo said in a statement. “I was like, ‘Why aren’t more black kids trying to do this? Why is it so unusual? ‘He said it’s because they don’t have examples.
Thundercat recently won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Progressive R&B Album for its album Is It What It Is. Flying Lotus was nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for his work on this album.
Read Pitchfork’s Family Matters interview, “Flying Lotus and his grandmother are talking to each other in a music-bound family.”