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Slug, the driving force behind Atmosphere, has never been one to sit idly by in his own cozy box and, over the past decade, has made purposeful excursions into other genres. This time, he goes further than ever before, opting for an intimate live settting of piano, drums and bass. Most of Lemons sounds closer to vintage lounge jazz than the indie hip-hop of his Lucy Ford EP.

This track, the lead single, is one of the few divergences from an organic sound that provides a perfect showcase for the ne'erdowell characters we've come to know as Slug pours more of his life into his tracks. It works -- largely because he's a songwriter first and a rapper second.

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