ZURI MARLEY FEATURED ON NOSAJ THING'S NEW ALBUM
The new album from L.A. producer Jason Chung, aka Nosaj Thing, is more open-ended than usual, bringing collaborators like Zuri Marley, Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino, and Steve Spacek into the fray. For the first time in his career, Chung has said he decided to become more sociable, and his fourth album, Parallels, captures that change. The Parallels sessions were a chance to make opposites attract: beauty and dissonance, love and regret, soul and machine.
Chung’s usual trademarks—savvy collaborations with indie rockers like Blonde Redhead, austere dance beats, and a distinct, personable anxiousness—are still present, but he stops centering songs around them. Instead, he tries new sounds, many of which latch onto vocalists to find their groove, like the bass-heavy pop gloss of “Way We Were” featuring Zuri Marley, who Chung met while singing backup vocals during a Blood Orange show, which might explain the mellow keyboards and flirtatious tone. Take a listen below.