Sometimes it feels as if music’s evolution moves in slow, mostly predictable waves. And then an artist like London O’Connor comes along. Sure, there are reference points, but London’s vibe is unlike anything in current music. He’ll get labeled as a rapper because he raps, but his music has more in common with indie rock and DIY twee pop, and the way he combines sounds and words is unlike any other artist out there. His new song “Nobody Hangs Out Anymore” premiered on Stereogum today, and it’s the perfect new anthem for kids who grew up on the internet.
London’s album O∆ comes out June 23rd.