Erick the Architect is back with his first single of 2023, “Parkour,” produced by James Blake. The new track serves as an introduction to the journey Erick started after moving to Los Angeles from his home city of Brooklyn. Listen to the stunning new track now below.
Erick says of the track, “it speaks on what it was like to make that move and why I did it — but not forgetting that where I’m from is integral to my growth.” It’s also a taste of more new music on the way in the months ahead from Erick, who is also known as one-third of Flatbush Zombies and the Brooklyn rap group’s primary producer. “Parkour” features a nimble flow from Erick, washed in woozy production, deep bass and shapeshifting vocal lines to give the track a mysterious, menacing feel.
While this is Erick’s first solo single of the year, it’s been a major year for him thus far. He’s featured on Jungle’s “Candle Flame” (over 11 million streams on Spotify), and Whyte Fang’s “Scream,” which Erick performed with the group at Coachella. He’s also featured on Kimbra’s recent album, did a Market collaboration with George Clinton, was a recent guest on the Mad Happy Podcast, performed with Loyle Carner in London this spring, was profiled in Esquire’s Five Fits fashion column and this Day In The Life piece with Hypebeast. He is also to be featured in a COLORSxSTUDIOS collect campaign. Last fall he completed his first-ever solo headline tour, selling out shows in NYC and Los Angeles and released “No Ice”feat. AKTHESAVIOR. He’s also featured on Mazen’s “Ghost” with Powers Pleasant, which just dropped last month.