Ahead of the January 30 release of the debut album from WZRD (aka Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius), Cudder generously tweeted a free download link to the duo’s guitar-driven tune “Brake” last night. The onetime rapper, current rocker/actor amped up his Twitter followers with the following announcement last night: “Ok so Im gonna just release a WZRD jam tnite, I cant wait any longer for you guys to hear this shit. Fixing it, gettin it right, stay tuned.” Put on the “Brake” below!
Musically, the track kicks off with an ominous vibe. It’s almost what we imagine the Breeders would have sounded like if they were scoring some gory ’80s Italian horror flick. Then in come the drums (real, rockin’ ones!) and Cudi, singing about moving ahead blind with nothing to guide his way, but looking for his life’s path, regardless.
The creepy guitar breakdown that follows is again giving us that vintage horror movie feel. (Reaching for Lucio Fulci’s Zombie DVD as we type.)
“Tonight, you will all witness the new chapter, the new journey. Music will never be the same,” Cudi tweeted last night.
Are you feeling “Brake”? Let us know your thoughts on the initial song from Cudder and Dot Da Genius’ project below!