"Come Over," The Internet's Hive Mind is Coming!

"Come Over," The Internet's Hive Mind is Coming!

The Internet's latest track gives us a peek of their upcoming album Hive Mind.

"Come Over," The Internet's Hive Mind is Coming!

The Internet's latest track gives us a peek of their upcoming album Hive Mind.

Fans of the neo-soul and funk infused band The Internet are in luck with the release of their new single, “Come Over,” and knowledge of a new album, Hive Mind, dropping July 20, 2018. It's worth noting that the Grammy-nominated album, Ego Death, propelled The Internet into the limelight and stardom.

The band began from humble beginnings and somewhat of a cult following, from its early days with Odd Future until its most recent album, Ego Death. Since then, we’ve seen the band’s members embark on interesting solo journeys that highlighted each members’ own individual and unique talents.The Internet’s soulful frontwoman, Syd released two unique, but sex-laced EP’s, Fin and Always Never Home, both of which were featured on our very own HMTA staff-picked Album of The Year list and Pitchfork’s. Guitarist Steve Lacy, the band’s newest member can produce songs simply from his iPhone, and saw himself becoming a young, seekable talent in the music industry. Lacy employed his talents and put them to work with some of music’s biggest names, like Kendrick Lamar, and also with new artists such as Kali Uchis and Ravyn Lenae. Lacy even put out his own demo, Steve Lacy’s Demo to positive acclaim. One of the band’s most especially significant members, Matt Martians, also released an album of his own while the band was on a hiatus. Matt Martians, a keyboardist and producer for The Internet, put out an extravagant, creative and experimental-sounding album, which further proves he continues to push boundaries. Unbeknownst to many, bassist Patrick Paige II revealed his rap talents after releasing a swaggy, yet thoughtful and insightful, album, Letters of Irrelevance, just last month.

Clearly, dissolving for a year or two to mature and refine each members’ sound was a pivotal moment for the band. Everyone was able to come back together as one cohesive unit and combine their individual talents, creating what I would hope to qualify for many album-of-the-year lists and maybe even another Grammy nod.

“Come Over,” the most recent single released by the band, features their signature groovy bass line instrumentation, followed by Syd’s harmonious and somewhat trancing vocals and an infectious drum kit, giving listeners something to two-step along to. Syd is trying her best to convince her lover to desperately allow her to come over so she can spend time with her, and serenade her further. The first half of the track features a repetitive structure of what I just described by Syd coercing her lover to come over, but the final minute of the single features a tricky change-up. Implementing a beat that feels more similar to that of Matt Martians style, an off-kilter experimentational sound, with misplaced drum kicks and tambourines, accompanied by Steve Lacy’s vocals, insisting that girls only want one thing and that it’s usually materialistic, flashy items, and, in turn, puts him off to it all.

Hive Mind is set for release on July 20th.

Listen to “Come Over” here: