New Orleans based duo $uicideboy$ are no stranger to the macabre. Yet a firm foothold on the iconic New Orleans aesthetic prevents them from veering into overt horrorcore territory. With co-signs from Juicy J, a Three 6 figure clearly respected by Ruby and $crim alike, the group has spent years perfecting the nuances of their signature sound. Now, their brand new album I Want To Die In New Orleans has surfaced, and opening track "King Tulip" emerges as an instant highlight; combining their penchant for minimalist hooks, ominous lyricism, and crazy instrumentation, the Boy$ go to work over a Boards Of Canada-esque soundscape.
"Yeah, I was the wave, but now I feel the tide pulling back, ocean flat," raps Ruby, on the project's opening verse. "Often I lay in this coffin sleep on my back." Lyrically, themes of suicide, drug-induced escapism, and general melancholy permeate this surreal and haunting banger. Peep it now, and should you enjoy, be sure to check out their new album here.
Yeah, I was the wave, but now I feel the tide pulling back, ocean flat
Often I lay in this coffin sleep on my back
Toss a couple of 'em back
My liver really starting to slack
And like I feel myself decaying from the cigarette packs
I never thought I'd see the Tussin', I was livin' in the back