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New Frasco Featuring ASOBOiSM: “Era”

It felt for a split-second there that Frasco were taking a breather after a year where they’ve put out an impressive amount of synth-centered funk-pop. But they just needed some time to get a friend. “Era” finds the pair leaning in on their electronic side, crafting a fizzy backdrop loaded up with samples that reflect the lyrics. The bulk of those little sonic springs come during ASOBOiSM’s verse, which finds her rapping about smartphones, decades gone by and making dad jokes. It’s playful — something a lot of Japanese rap in 2018 ignores in favor of wanting to sound like Migos (while forgetting that, you know, they are fun) — bit that works wonders in Frasco’s world. Listen above.