Flying Lotus and LaKeith Standfield‘s (Judas and the Black Messiah, Sorry to Bother You) new six-part anime project, Yasuke is finally coming to Netflix. More than three years in the making, the animated series takes place in an alternate universe, centered around Stanfield’s titular character, a samurai of African descent. With FlyLo consulting on the anime’s storyline, naturally the Brainfeeder boss would step up to offer some accompanying sonics as well, and now we have the first two cuts inspired by Yasuke.
The first, “Black Gold” finds frequent FlyLo associate Thundercat assisting on the show’s opening theme followed by “Between Memories” with Niiki Randa serving as the closing credits. Each track also comes with its own instrumental cut, with both new singles aiming to capture the magical fantasy world that characterizes Yasuke. Ahead of Yasuke‘s April 29 premiere on Netflix, listen to the show’s opening and closing numbers below.
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