Premiere: Serengeti's sublime "I'd Prefer"

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  • Jayme Joyce
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Serengeti (aka David Cohn) is one prolific dude. Just last year he teamed up with Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux to form s / s / s and release an EP called Beak & Claw; he dropped the Kenny Dennis EP, another chapter in the evolving narrative of his titular alter ego; and he made a proper solo full-length called C.A.R. Next month the Chicago-bred rapper will drop a full-length called Saal on formerly local label Graveface, which is now based in Savannah, Georgia.

Graveface and Serengeti decided to kick us over an exclusive premiere of a bonus track from Saal, "I'd Prefer." With its finely plucked strings, cooed vocal samples, and layers of lightly chattering beats, the tune has the outre pop leanings that made C.A.R. and Beak & Claw so enjoyable. 'Geti raps about the sweet, simple, and sometimes overlooked details of romance ("Sharing plates of spinach parm / And never having to move your arm"), which helps make "I'd Prefer" a sublime and moving number. Stream it below; Saal comes out Tue 2/12.

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