Lupe’s Friend Of The People is set to drop on Thanksgiving and today we get “Lightwork,” a track featuring English singer Ellie Goulding and electro/dubstep head Bassnectar. Lyrically? Fresh cool young Lu is fine here even though he says we’ll “argue with your friends over what really the record means.” If we are arguing, I’m hearing Lupe speak on what drives him to make music and who he hopes to reach with his words. Nothing too dense or hard to draw inferences from. Production and beats, though? Enh, may be the tougher pill to swallow and could take a moment to get used to. Whatever “Lightwork” poses itself to be, we’re a long way from the FNF days.
Lupe Fiasco Feat. Ellie Goulding & Bassnectar – “Lightwork”