Kid Cudi's Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' isn't releasing tonight as many thought it would, but Cudi hasn't left us completely devoid of gifts. After posting a note explaining that he had to push the album back due to sample clearance issues, he decided to drop his new single "Surfin'," which is produced by Pharrell Williams.
Cudi premiered the song during his set at Trillectro in August. The upbeat tune includes several of the classic elements of Pharrell's beatmaking, including funky horns and drums, and represents a style far removed from Cudi's grunge rock experimental album Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven, which dropped at the end of 2015. According to the tracklist he dropped earlier this week, "Surfin'" will be the final song on the 18-track album.
Never one to leave fans wanting more, Cudi also decided to liberate his video for "The Frequency." Cudi originally dropped the song back in March, just as he was starting to gear up promotion for the new album. Now, it gets the video treatment.
Sadly, you won't be able to get your hands on all of Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' just yet, but in the meantime you can pre-order the album on iTunes here, listen to "Surfin'" produced by Pharrell here. All in all, certainly not a bad evening for Kid Cudi fans.
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