Music Geek Track Of The Day: ‘Lava Glaciers (feat. Childish Gambino) by Riff Raff
By Becca Gleason on June 17, 2014
That guy who James Franco portrayed in that movie with the Disney stars gone wild came out with a new song today featuring that other guy from that good show that got cancelled this season – is what I thought when news broke that Riff Raff dropped “LAVA GLACiERS” from his upcoming album, NEON iCON.
Known for his novelty rap and being friends with Andy Milonakis — that guy from that MTV show you remember from when you were in high school — Riff Raff is rebranding, sort of. Apart from writing lyrics about bisexual mermaids and eating pork chop sandwiches with tartar sauce, his music has developed from something purely silly, into a psychedelic ride. Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover), another rapper many once regarded as “novelty,” having come from a strict TV comedy background, adds a deft, sweet mellowness to the song. Even when he disses emojis, a glorious piece of technology, I still can’t help but sway to his vocals. Listen to the song and dream about sandwiches, if not for me than in support of Riff Raff’s spectacular goatee.
Riff Raff”s Album, NEON iCON, will be out June 24th via Mad Decent.
Let Nerdist Music know what you think of this collaboration.