As Moors, a duo comprised of the Atlanta star and Song Exploder's Hrishikesh Hirway, Stanfield has released the yArDs-featuring "Mango" and its accompanying video. In a statement to Stereogum Friday, yArDs mastermind Merrill Garbus touted Stanfiel's "fascinating and important" method of crafting new universes. "Lakeith came to our studio in Oakland twice to work on vocals," Garbus said. "He had really specific ideas about the track, different characters he wanted to give voice to, and we worked together to keep amping up the weird."
Stanfield can currently be seen in the aforementioned instaclassic Sorry to Bother You, a breathtakingly bold slice of cinema that marks Boots Riley's directorial debut. Speaking with Complex back in June about Stanfield's character's (MILD SPOILER ALERT!) brief status as a scab, Riley said that creative decision was designed to shine a light on the difficulties of modern activism. "
Every single person in the movie is selling out in some way," Riley said. "Every single person in the movie is also great in some way. It's more like real life. There are no cartoon characters in this." Stanfield also appears on the film's soundtrack alongside Riley's the Coup, Killer Mike, E-40, and Janelle Monáe.
Next, Stanfield will be seen in Fede Álvarez's The Girl in the Spider's Web. Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, and Stephen Merchant also star in the adaptation of David Lagercrantz's novel, the fourth entry in the Millennium series. The film hits theaters Nov. 9.