AUDIO: Download Grand Analog’s “Lion Head”

April 11, 2014

Words by Natalie Weinerโ€”

Toronto hip-hop/soul/? group Grand Analog is getting ready to drop their third full-length, through Jillionaire‘s brand-spankin’-new Feel Up Records (It’s the label’s first release). Entitled Modern Thunder, the album showcases the ensemble’s proclivity for combining genres, from classic boom-bap to rock to Afrobeat, while focusing on live sounds (as opposed to electronic ones).

Lead singer Odario Williams and his brother DJ Ofield were both born in Guyanaโ€”their father was actually a selector back in the day, and you can hear the strong dub influence on a number of Grand Analog tracks (“Take It Slow” is a stand out).

On “Lion Head,” the group digs in with an old-school vibe (who doesn’t love a horn section) to get their upbeat message across. “A toast to a new beginning” is exactly what we’re all looking for now that summer’s right around the corner, right? We’ve got an exclusive, limited-time-only free download available of the track below – take a listen, and don’t forget to check out the full album when it drops on April 22nd.