Last night saw the merger of musical worlds at our home base of SoundScape Studios. Montreal’s Purity Ring met Chance The Rapper backstage at a Kendrick Lamar show a couple months back, and sensed some synergy. They came out to Chicago this week to work with Chance on new music, setting up shop yesterday at the studio. Jeremih came through as well and the three collaborated on what sounded like something very dope, melding the styles of all three acts. I was able to get a glimpse of the recording process and hear bits & pieces along the way. Let’s just say all the fans will be pleased.
I’m glad they got this in now, as Chance is set to embark on a 37-date tour with Mac Miller in less than 2 weeks, followed by a trip through Europe with Macklemore. Through all the craziness, Chance did tell me that it’s on stage and in the studio where he’s able to shut everything else out and have fun. Amen to that.