“Fly” precedes the debut self-titled album from The Child of Lov, the brainchild of Cole Williams. His new single features a stained glass-tinted chorus, with Williams soulfully crooning “I only need my wings to fly,” over a beat that recalls the soulful crunk of Spearkerboxxx, the Big Boi-centric half of the classic OutKast album which also featured The Love Below. The bombastic production recalls Autre Ne Veut’s recent release Anxiety, but with vocals more in tune with Stephen Merritt than Freddie Mercury.
Receiving cosigns from Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn as well as DOOM also helps further the notion that this guy is the real deal, with both artists featured on his forthcoming album.
The Child of Lov is currently set for a 6 May release.