You’re Dead! is Los Angeles based producer Flying Lotus’ fifth studio concept album released Oct. 6. Flying Lotus raps under his alias, Captain Murphy, alongside Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and bassist Thundercat. You’re Dead! is a tangible translation of Flying Lotus’ personal meditations through music and art. The concept focuses on the separation of the physical form from the spiritual. The album artwork shows bodies unzipping symbolizing the shedding of humanities flesh prison. By detaching from the physical realm, Flying Lotus expands on the notion that our physical reality is a small segment of the infinite possibilities available. Terrorbird Media quoted the album as, “the ultimate genre-shattering record,” compiling jazz, electronic, and hip-hop together. In contrast to his previous work which was much more experimental You’re Dead! blends jazz, electronic and hip-hop creating a truly transcendental sound.
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