The sense of urgency in Vangarde's new single, "Shelter In Place," is palpable from all parties involved, from the powerful lyricism of Mr. Lif and guest Blacastan, to the driving production courtesy of Stu Bangas.
The track stems from Vangarde's self-titled debut LP which potently demonstrates the tipping point felt by so many in our society. Of course, for thoughtful lyricists like Lif and Blacastan, they've already been through the bullshit and have called out politicians and world leaders for years now. But now? We're beyond it, and we can't just sit idly by and hope for things to get better.
"'Shelter In Place' is a demand for the American government to do better not only in coronavirus response, but in functioning to increase the moral capital of communities rather than solely increasing the financial capital of the wealthy," Lif explained. He added that he and Blacastan worked to translate the urgency of Bangas' hard-hitting production into their rhymes, which speak to our "divisive and bigoted commander in chief spreading intellectual poison across America and across the world."
"Shelter In Place" is available now through all digital retailers and streaming platforms and can be purchased for instant-grat off the iTunes, Bandcamp, and Amazon Music pre-order landings for 'Vangarde'. The 11-track LP includes guest appearances by Murs, Akrobatik, Eternia, Bluprint, Reef the Lost Cauze, Blacastan, and Puma Ptah, and will be available on vinyl as well as CD through Fat Beats on Friday, November 13th!
And to wet your appetites, the emcee/producer duo recently connected with legendary turntablist, J Rocc for their "Countdown to Vangarde" teaser; a 15-minute mix that includes classic cuts from Lif, along with Vangarde album leaks and mash-ups that blend his acapellas over Stu's previously released instrumentals.
- Global Shift featuring Insight
- Shelter In Place featuring Blacastan
- 8 Minutes 46 Seconds featuring Puma Ptah, Reef The Lost Cauze, Bluprint, & Murs
- Old World Brokenness
- Wave The Flag featuring Eternia & Insight
- Sonar featuring Akrobatik
- New World Adjustments
- The New Normal
- No Hitter