Mon 13 Mar 2017
Having recently embarked on The Life Aquatic Tour, it appears Vince Staples’ underwater theme will spill over into his upcoming music.
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The latest issue of VICE magazine has the scoop on Vince’s next album, which is titled the Big Fish Theory. According to the article, the project features similar production to Summertime ’06 and Prima Donna while further exploring the contradictions of fame. The recently released “BagBak” serves as the album’s first single.
By the sounds of it, Big Fish Theory will be explained in more detail by Vince himself in the coming months, but for now, here’s what we know:
He’ll soon embark on several months of further explaining — his new album, ‘Big Fish Theory,’ is sure to generate press and daunting lines of questioning from reporters.
The songs on ‘Big Fish Theory’ are excellent, a further exploration of the same massive, almost industrial sounds that welled up in the production on Staples’ acclaimed 2015 double album, ‘Summertime ’06,’ and even more sharply in his 2016 EP, ‘Prima Donna,’ which also explored the budding contradictions of fame. On Big Fish Theory, Staples plays with ideas of conflicting expectations, mixing, for instance, “holy water with the Voss.”
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