After much anticipation, The Internet debut their forth studio album Hive Mind.
The 13-track project finds band members Syd (vocalist/songwriter), Matt Martians (producer), Steve Lacy (guitarist/vocalist/songwriter), Patrick Paige II (songwriter/bassist), and Christopher Smith back together with an even deeper kinetic unity.
Hive Mind is filled with kaleidoscopic, neo-soul, future sounds that reveal the growth in their creative chemistry. It’s light years beyond their previous output, and even in its slower moments, the project is both intricate and minimal, giving each member’s contributions the space to shine.
This sense of togetherness – not just for them, but for everyone – is one that the band chose to highlight as a major theme for the album. “After making a few songs we realized that we really want to use this album to live by example and promote camaraderie among young black people,” reveals Syd. “We realized that we’re the only band of our kind. And we want to really solidify ourselves as that, as the best.”
With the chaos of the current world considered as well, The Internet wanted to champion good feelings and the joy of following your heart and passions, in addition to using their own positive relationships and experiences to inspire their community. In collectively working through the process, the crew unearthed an even deeper purpose as they collaborated on this record. The result is not just one of the greatest records in the band’s already phenomenal catalogue, but is easily one of the best albums of 2018.
Stream ‘Hive Mind’ below.