It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything official from big Earl, and I know I’m a bit late to the game on this one, but his newest track “Chum” is unusually melancholy. It follows the patented Odd Future formula, semi-low-fi, looped pianos ad nauseam… No new ground covered, same aesthetic, same fatherless flow.
In fact, the only really striking aspect of the track is just how much it resembles something that Mike Skinner from “The Streets” could have written about ten years ago. Not that that’s intrinsically a bad thing but it’s not what I expect not want from the Sweatshirt. I hoped for better from the boy/man who wrote “in the attic armed with an addict’s arm”.