NEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 12
02 April 2019 (Toronto, ON) - During a Reddit AMA last Friday, Nico Segal and Nate Fox hinted at a new project called Intellexual, sharing a trailer to an imaginary film that left the project’s nature unclear. Now the duo — best known known for their work on the classic Surf by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Chance The Rapper’s GRAMMY-winning Coloring Book, and records by J. Cole, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, D.R.A.M., Francis & The Lights, Joey Purp, Bleachers, Ed Sheeran, Neil Young and many more — announce their new musical project Intellexual out April 12, 2019 on Fantasy Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
Listen to the new song “Intlxl” HERE
Watch the trailer, directed by Nick Ray McCann, HERE
Listen and Pre-Order Intellexual HERE
Based off the chemistry sparked during their collaboration on “Pass The Vibes” from Surf, the duo tackled Intellexual with what they call “a classic singer-songwriter approach”: writing songs from scratch at a piano or guitar, fleshing out the little details and going into the studio with a firm-footed plan, instead of piecing together scraps. They built the songs up from these early demos, adding colour in the form of euphoric horns, rippling pianos, handclaps, synthesizers and background vocals of various timbres. The result is an inventive, genre-bending, album that erases the boundaries between hip-hop, soul, folk, R&B, indie-pop and dreamy atmospherics — a headphones record and a party record in one, both communal and personal in scope.
Intellexual features, for the first time, lead vocals from Nate and Nico throughout, as well as contributions from Vic Mensa, Esperanza Spalding, Peter Cottontale, Raury, Grace Webber, Benny Sings, DJ Spinn, Francis Starlite, and Nico’s father Craig, among many others.
Photo credit: Kay Ibrahim