Here’s the latest video for Reflection Eternal off the Revolutions Per Minute album. Talib Kweli’s next album, Gutter Rainbows, is due out January 25th. Here’s what he had to say about his next album:
I read The Catcher In The Rye when I was in Europe a few months ago and I didn’t really enjoy [it], but one thing that I took from it was that reference. The character actually says ‘gasoline rainbows’ in the book. I was like, ‘Wow.’
I’ve always wanted to call a song ‘Gutter Rainbows’—just because of the rainbows that you see when the oil and the water mix in the gutter—and do a song based on that. I just remember being a little kid and finding beauty in that, and how you have to find beauty in stuff like that when you in the hood.
But that reference—him noticing the gasoline rainbows in New York City, and just the character’s love for New York City—are what attracted to me to that phrase. Somebody else got it, so it made me feel like it was more than just a song. Maybe it was an album.” ~Talib Kweli via xxlmag.com
I like the title a lot, but we’ll have to wait till next year to hear what he’s done with that phrase. In the meantime here’s the new video from Kweli’s current project.