Idle Warship, the genre-bending hip-hop act comprised of rapper Talib Kweli and indie soul singer Res, released their good-time-with-a-slice-of-consciousness debut with the Party Robot mixtape in October 2009. Now, almost two years better, the duo return with their proper debut LP in Habits of the Heart, set to be released on October 24th via Kweli’s Blacksmith Records.
Time spent away working on the new album sees the outfit continue their highly explorative ways, lead in part by the album’s first single, “Laser Beams”. Sounding straight out of a groovy ’60s spy thriller, the track exudes the dance party vibe without losing that all-important substance. Give it a spin below.
And if one sample wasn’t enough, the band also debut a video for “System Addict”. It too is a blast of funk, this time with a deciedly heavy female empowerment spin to it.
Habits of the Heart Tracklist:
02. The Floor
03. God Bless My Soul
04. Are You In (feat. Kay Cola)
05. System Addict (featuring Jean Grae and Jay Knocka)
06. Laser Beams
07. Covered In Fantasy (feat. Chester French and John Forte)
08. Rat Race
09. Katya (feat. Michelle Williams)
10. Beautifully Bad
11. Driving Me Insane
12. Burning Desire (bonus track)