Emile Haynie certainly isn’t the first name someone would mention when asked about a hip-hop producer, but a look at his credentials begs the question: why don’t I know who this is?
In his decade-plus career, he’s teamed up with the likes of Kid Cudi, Eminem, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, and Bruno Mars, just to name a few.
Today, the lush first track of his forthcoming debut album, We Fall – out on February 24 through Interscope – was released, the pleading “Wait For Life” featuring Lana Del Rey.
Peaceful steel guitar chords and strings effortlessly create the Paradise-like sonic atmosphere for the duration of the song, as they’re backed by Del Rey’s sultry siren-like harmonies and musings about being lonely (I wait for life to end / But it never comes around), a perfect intersection between the trip-hop of 2012’s “Born To Die” and 2014’s subdued neo-jazz effort “Ultraviolence.”
The album is slated to contain features by other artists Brian Wilson and Lykke Li. If “Wait For Life” is any indication of what we should expect from the rest of the record, the wait for next month will be equally as long.