The Bullitts’ entire debut album, They Die By Dawn & Other Stories, is available to stream on SoundCloud. It features musicians Jay Electronica, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), and actors Lucy Liu and Rosario Dawson. Liu has long been an associated act with the group and Dawson appears in the short film, They Die By Dawn, which also stars Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, and Giancarlo Esposito.
The album officially drops July 9th and is available for pre-order now.
Samuel’s approach transcends simply making music that fits with random footage; the music is sweeping and cinematic in its own right. A track like “Supercool”, with its overwhelming swell of bubbly ’80s synth, is like the shot of people drinking and dancing at the bar in Samuel’s stylistic spaghetti western. Meanwhile, Dawson’s sexy coo on “Everything Is Broken” is practically its own character, strutting through the dusty tavern doors into Samuel’s life. And the acoustic take on “World Inside Your Rainbow” is the ending credits, a hushed folk ballad that feels like total emotional resolution.
But whether it’s music as movies or movies as music, the record will have audiences enthralled with every character movement and point of drama like they were in a darkened theater catching a Scorsese flick. [Consequence of Sound]
Go here to stream the full album.