Have I got something funky for you. RJD2 is an artist that I found on youtube years ago and the first song I heard by this guy, Ghostwriter from his album Deadringer, continually blows my mind.
The introduction of horns at 1m30s just makes me so excited every time.
I also like this version of Ghostwriter with Jurassic 5 called “Golden Ghostwriter”
Another song off the Deadwringer album, Smoke and Mirrors is very nice.
I find that I’m a fan of minimalist lyrics in these type of songs where the music is complex and strange. I particularly like the first stanza
“Who knows what tomorrow will bring
Maybe sunshine or maybe the rain
But as for me, I’ll wait and see
And maybe it’ll bring my love to me, oh…”
Another thing that’s interesting about RJD2 is this guy has worked with, seemingly, everybody from Tycho to Aesop Rock to Massive Attack. So when I found out that RJD2 did the introduction theme for Mad Men, I shouldn’t have been surprised but I still was.
The first three minutes are the iconic Mad Men theme but then the last 2m29s almost sound like an entirely different song.