André 3000 returns with two new songs, including a 17-minute James Blake jazz collaboration
There’s no doubt Mother’s Day is special, but it seems this year some artists are truly stepping up their game with their heartwarming remembrances. It’s a day to honor the holiest of thou and as such, the creative recluse and one half of the famed hip-hop duo OutKast, André 3000, has returned with nearly 22 minutes of new music.
The first track, “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents),” bears tremendous soul and, as originally reported by Pitchfork, the number was written for his late mother Sharon Benjamin Hodo who passed away on May 28, 2013. The second is a 17-minute instrumental jazz collaboration with James Blake, titled “Look Ma No Hands.”
Both songs feature André on the bass clarinet, and where “Me&My” finds its considerable depth reminiscing on childhood memories, the 17-minute free-flowing jazz escapade, “Look Ma No Hands,” bears the depths of the artist’s soul in him and Blake’s improvisational glory.
In conjunction with the releases, André 3000 rejoined Instagram and shared a photo of him and his mother with the caption “I love you mom,” as his very first post.