I've discussed here on my blog repeatedly how OutKast is my favorite musical group of all time. I did a series of posts looking at all their records, after all. I have greatly enjoyed Big Boi's solo albums, but Andre 3000 has never released one. There was, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," which was a little like two individual albums, but no true solo LP from Andre 3000. I was okay with that because, as I've said before, he owes us nothing. Andre 3000 has announced today, however, that he is coming out with a new album! Titled, "New Blue Sun," it isn't what you think if you're expecting rap.
"New Blue Sun," will feature him playing the flute and other instruments with fellow musicians and Mr. Benjamin even realizes folks might be surprised by the humorous song titles featuring the first track stating, "I Swear, I Really Wanted to Make a “Rap” Album but This Is Literally the Way the Wind Blew Me This Time." In a fascinating interview with NPR, Andre 3000 touches on a lot of subjects and seems to genuinely be happy with life after having gone through a lot. I'm pleased for him and look forward to checking out, "New Blue Sun," when it releases very soon--this Friday November 17th!