Just days before De La Soul hit the stage at NYC's annual Governor's Ball they release their first single off their upcoming album, And The Annonymous Nobody. "Pain" is a funky soulful track that speaks to anyone who has experienced pain. However, the song offers a positive outlook, and we hear "Pain' gone make it better" throughout the chorus. Snoop Dogg also offers a retrospective verse on the single, rapping, "Used to gang bang, used to love the clashes/ Now cash is the only motivation, but not for me G/ I'm into public relations". The single also comes with an interactive video game that can be found here.
For their ninth studio album, which is set to release on August 26, De La Soul turned to the crowd to for funding. Initially aiming to raise $110,000, the trio raised over an eye-opening $600,000. The expectations are high for this one.
Prior to And The Anonymous Nobody being released, the trio will embark on a 17-date tour. Will you be catching them in your city?
De La Soul 2016 Tour Dates
June 4 – New York, NY at Governors Ball
June 11 – Brighton England at Wild Life Festival
June 12 – Manchester, England at The Parklife Weekender
June 15 – Belfast, England at Limelight
June 16 – Dublin, Ireland at Olympia Theatre
June 18 – Düsseldorf, Germany at Stahlwerk
June 21 – Rotterdam, Netherlands at Annabel
July 8 – Moseley, England at Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival
July 9 – Newquay, England at Electric Beach Festival
July 14 - Lisbon, Portugal at Super Bock Super Rock
July 22 – Amersham, England at Penn Fest
July 28 – Berlin, Germany at Yaam
July 29 – Hünxe, Germany at Out4Fame Festival
August 12 – Riverhead, NY at FOLD Festival
September 23-25 – Long Beach, CA at Music Tastes Good Festival
Source: Rolling Stone