It’s official, UK’s Jamie Lidell is delightfully batshit. His new track “why_ya_why” sounds constructed from a mess of Fruity Loops, static, some tin cans and Tom Waitsian revelry — and I thought his single “What a Shame” had a loose grip on reality. The end almost feels like he forgot the loop was still running, leaving the song to just…trail off. And I bet he left the room a complete mess.
The song comes off his self-titled album, out February 18 and 19 on Warp Records. Here is “why_a_why.”