The track samples The Brothers Johnson's "Strawberry Letter 23."
Wrap yourself in the warmth of 1970s funk and soul -- Pretty Lights' has a hug of a tune for you with "Rainbows & Waterfalls."
Your mom and dad will recognize the lyrics of "Strawberry Letter 23," a tune by Shuggie Otis made famous by a 1977 cover from The Brothers Johnson, produced by the legend Quincy Jones. It was a hit back then and the sample sounds as silky smooth as ever. Pretty Lights amps up the drums and hip-hop lean of it all, but he keeps the soul of the song in tact. It's absolutely delicious, the kind of groove you can bury your whole body into.
"Rainbows & Waterfalls" is a time traveler you can get behind, out everywhere now on 8 Minutes 20 Seconds Records. Invite your parents over and listen below.