For those who have been paying attention, Glasgow's own Rustie has been on a roll with free songs throughout the summer (and if you haven't, don't worry, he gave away those tracks for the price of your e-mail address late last week). He's also been on his SoundCloud dean, uploading new material that now appears to culminate with the surprise release of a new album, EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE, which he's releasing tomorrow (Nov. 5).
Compared to the rollout of his sophomore album Green Language in 2014, this is very shocking. He took his time then, premiering singles on radio and working with big collaborators like Danny Brown; this time, it looks like a more intimate push, feeding fans fire without going too heavy on specifics.
While one has to assume that the album will drop via Warp Records, there's no real indication of where it'll end up, or who (if anyone) will be featured on the project. Based on the two tracks that have dropped this week ("First Mythz" and "Peace Upzzz"), we're getting deeper into the instrumental side of Rustie's sound. No huge, tearout club anthems here, but something more serene and engaging. Headphone music for real.
Stream both tracks below, and keep it locked to Rustie's Twitter for more information on EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE.