Gorillaz – Andromeda (DRAM Special)
Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith has had arguably one of the largest breakout years of any artist in 2017. Known by his stage name DRAM, the American R&B and hip hop virtuoso has humble beginnings in Hampton, Virginia and has since garnered more than 400 million streams for his track “Broccoli,” which features another breakout rapper by the name of Lil Yachty.
DRAM originally appeared on Gorillaz fifth studio album, Humanz, on songs “We Got The Power” and “Andromeda.” Now, the 29-year-old rapper puts his own carbonated twist on the original track.
Crack open DRAM’s special and out fizzes bubbly synths and DRAM’s characteristically infectious pop vocals, invigorating the listeners palette and leaving a saccharine aftertaste.
“Even when my tank’s on E I’ll still go to the party” sings DRAM, the track ultimately fading into party crowd chatter and a tsunami of mercurial synthesizers.