Flies (song)

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"Flies"
Single by Death Grips
from the album Year of the Snitch
Released May 22, 2018
Format
Genre Experimental hip hop
Length 2:33
Label
Songwriter(s)
Death Grips singles chronology
"Black Paint"
(2018)
"Flies"
(2018)
"Hahaha"
(2018)

"Flies" is a song by experimental hip hop group Death Grips. It was released as a single from their sixth studio album Year of the Snitch, on May 22, 2018, through Third Worlds, an imprint of Harvest Records.

Release

On May 22, 2018, Death Grips shared "Flies" on social media[1][2]. The song was released with an accompanying music video.[3] "Flies" contains samples of three previously released songs by the band: "I've Seen Footage" and "System Blower" from The Money Store and "Spread Eagle Cross the Block" from Exmilitary.[4][5]

Reception

"Flies" received generally positive reviews from critics upon its release. Writing for Consequence of Sound, Randall Colburn described the song as "[evoking] a swarm of winged creatures, its spastic beat underscoring whirring synths, colorful drones, and MC Ride’s trademark bark."[6] Jake Boyer of Highsnobiety commended "Flies" for "offering [Death Grips'] usual potent blend of visceral hardcore electro with a heart of utter darkness".[7]

References

  1. ^ "Ꭰeath Ꮹrips on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  2. ^ "Death Grips Release Glitchy New Video for Swarming New Song "Flies" -". mxdwn Music. 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  3. ^ "Video: Death Grips - "Flies" - Watch". Spin. 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  4. ^ "(Raise the dead, raise the dead / Shit is mine / Serpent tongue, serpent tongue, serpent tongue / Serpent tongue, serpent tongue, serpent tongue)". Genius. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  5. ^ "Flies by Death Grips on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  6. ^ "Death Grips unleash a noisy swarm with new song "Flies": Stream". Consequence of Sound. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  7. ^ "A$AP Rocky's "Buck Shots" & More Best New Songs From This Week". Highsnobiety. 2018-05-26. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
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