If you’ve been tapped into Chicago’s music scene, chances are you’re no stranger to the immense talent of Nico Segal and Nate Fox. The two musicians have played an integral role in shaping the sonic framework of the city in recent years, most widely known for their work with Chance the Rapper as The Social Experiment. That collaboration gave us 2015’s Surf—a mixtape whose mingling of neo-soul, hip-hop, and jazz left an imprint that still resonates years later.
Today, Segal and Fox embark on their next collaborative effort under the name Intellexual. The announcement comes with a new single, too, that gives listeners a peek at the possible direction this project may take. Staying true to the lush, live instrumentation Segal’s and Fox’s names have become synonymous with, this new track assures that the two artists still find ways to hone their craft even more. An LA-based vocalist by the name of Danielle Davis carries the song with her airy harmonies, playing around with the same lyric throughout the song as if it’s the group’s personal mantra. The project itself will also have a selection of frequent collaborators and friends, with names like Vic Mensa, Grace Weber, Raury, Francis Starlite and more in the mix.
Stream the new song below before Intellexual drops April 12: