2016 Adult Swim Singles Program, Week 19: Captain Murphy – “Crowned”

<—- Week 18: Micachu feat. Kevin – “Clothes Wear Me”

Week 20: SremmCrew feat. BoBo Swae and Swae Lee – “Ball Out The Lot” —->

Note: Unfortunately, as revealed by Jason DeMarco, Die Antwoord will not be contributing to the Singles Program for the year as originally planned. Whether they will be replaced with someone else or the compilation runs at 24 songs instead of 25 remains to be seen.

Hey everyone. RobBarracuda here, and it’s time to talk about the newest release from the 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program.

It’s time for the yearly contribution from Adult Swim music stalwart/producer extraordinaire Flying Lotus, who graces us once again under his alter ego Captain Murphy. His previous appearance in 2014 gave us the wonderfully spooky “Cosplay”, and now he brings an even more spooky and menacing single, “Crowned”. While “Cosplay” had a vibe heavily influenced by sci-fi b-movies of old, the significantly darker production of “Crowned” feels almost Hitchcock-esque in nature, with its ominous wind instrumentation and layered-but-low percussion. The ominous deep-mixed vocals provided by Murphy only add to the dark tone as he conveys a night of just fucking shit up and causing havoc to those around him. At times the voice feels almost like the voice that Tyler, The Creator always talked to between songs on his first couple of albums. This is a top-5 single for me, as the harsh spooky vibes of the whole ordeal are just magnificent, and they come at just the right time as October is just upon us. You can stream “Crowned” down below, and be sure to download it and the other released singles right here.

Let us know what you think of the song down in the comments below, or tweet us @SquadSwim. Follow me on Twitter: @RobBarracuda.

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