February 29, 2012 | 3:00pm
Yesterday, we got so wrapped up in explaining our musical crush on songwriter/artist the-Dream that we completely forgot to include the reason for his upcoming tour and renewed internet buzz.
Still, it's not too early to enjoy the track that is the namesake of the "Kill the Lights" tour. It's the first new offering of the-Dream's own original material since his 2010 album, Love King, and it's promising. The tides of taste may finally be ready for some more commercial support for the-Dream. He's always been a little off-kilter, favoring lush, dark, starkly electronic beats -- a sound that's recently been made popular by a few key figures, like the much younger but similarly strangely named "the" artist, the Weeknd.
This is a slow-winding, echoing, even vaguely druggy love duet featuring the-Dream's signature falsetto boosted by some female counterpoint from Casha, a new signee to Radio Killa Records
. (Fun fact: She's apparently Will Smith's niece.) She also appears on the-Dream's free 1977
album, which you can grab below along with the single.
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