The Internets receive a second Kendrick Lamar sighting today courtesy of a new track by Quadron, titled “Better Off.” The smooth jam will land on the Danish duo’s forthcoming LP Avalanche, due out June 4 via Vested in Culture/Epic Records.
Quadron consists of vocalist Coco O., who was featured on Tyler, The Creator’s Wolf, and Robin Hannibal of Rhye. The pair specialize in electronic soul music, and recently performed an excellent show in New York City
The sultry groove isn’t as unlikely a pairing as you may think. Quadron’s relationship with the Compton rapper actually dates back to his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Hannibal and Coco were also members of a group called Boom Clap Bachelors, whose song “Tiden Flyver” is sampled on “B**ch Don’t Kill My Vibe.”
Hear the song and a read a statement from the duo about Lamar below:
We only have one feature on our new album, and we are elated that it’s Kendrick Lamar. He invited us to collaborate on his own album, and we had such a great time working with him that we asked him if he wanted to be part of our project as well. We are so happy for all his success and we are very proud of this song. We wanted to have more of a fluid song that wasn’t too over structured and had a bit of a bedroom/after hours vibe to it.
Photo: Sharon Poole