A prime cut from rising rapper Duckwrth is like a gold bar — strong and luxe, but malleable when heat’s added. Based out of South Central Los Angeles, he has the precision of seasoned rappers and a flexible, genre-bending taste in music like Pharrell Williams.
Listeners got a taste of Duckwrth’s dexterity on his 2016 I’m Uugly studio album, as well as its 2017 follow-up An EXTRA UUGLY Mixtape. The MC has another single out today that should convert any disbelievers.
Titled “Fall Back”, it’s a track that weaves together threads of rap, R&B, and maybe even a little noise rock. The whole thing is soaked in low, low bass, which makes it feel like a TNGHT song on the verge of Death Grips madness. “Guess who’s back in the cockpit/ With no hands on the wheel/ No stopping?” he asks in the opening verse. Around the 2:00 minute mark there’s a totally soulful breakdown that will make you think you’ve actually moved onto an entirely different tune, but nah, you’re still with Duckwrth, he knows what he’s doing.
Update: Watch the single’s official music video, directed by Young Man.
Bellow, watch Duckwrth perform “Fall Back” live as part of Vevo’s DSCVR series:
“Fall Back” Artwork:
According to a press statement, “Fall Back” is taken from Falling Man, a new project that’s due out sometime this fall. Duckwrth will kick off his first-ever North American headlining tour in October.
Duckwrth 2018 Tour Dates:
10/05 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/06 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
10/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
10/10 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
10/11 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theatre
10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/16 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
10/21 – Boston, MA @ Sonia’s
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Troc Balcony
10/24 – Washington, DC @ Milkboy Arthouse
10/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/29 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
10/30 – Houston, TX @ White Oak
10/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11/02 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Elium Art Co.
11/04 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbar Palace
11/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
11/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Loft
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo