De La Soul's ninth studio album and the Anonymous Nobody... suffered a four-month delay and is now slated for an August 26th release. Nevertheless, the celebrated trio is determined keep fans occupied with new music. After sharing a four-track EP For Your Pain and Suffering in April, they deliver the first single off the upcoming album: "Pain" feat. Snoop Dogg.
Built around a simple guitar-driven funk groove, "Pain" is a meditation on the nature of suffering and what it means to feel pain. It's a soulful, compassionate track, ultimately. And it comes with a game that you can play over on De La Soul's website.
No wetter, four-letter, mo' better
Slow pain, no gain, go getta
Change like the weather
Solid as a rock, small piece of leather
But well put together