|Single by Death Grips|
|Released||May 22, 2018|
|Genre||Experimental hip hop|
|Label||Harvest Records, Third Worlds|
|Songwriter(s)||Zach Hill Stefan Burnett|
|Death Grips singles chronology|
Flies is a song by experimental hip hop group Death Grips. It was released as a single from their upcoming sixth studio album Year of the Snitch, on May 22, 2018, through Third Worlds, an imprint of Harvest Records.
Release[edit | edit source]
On May 22, 2018, Death Grips shared "Flies" on social media. The song was released with an accompanying music video. "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.
Reception[edit | edit source]
"Flies" received generally positive review 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." Jake Boyer of Highsnobiety commended "Flies" for "offering [Death Grips'] usual potent blend of visceral hardcore electro with a heart of utter darkness".
References[edit | edit source]
- "Ꭰeath Ꮹrips on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
- "Death Grips Release Glitchy New Video for Swarming New Song "Flies" -". mxdwn Music. 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
- "Video: Death Grips - "Flies" - Watch". Spin. 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
- "(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.
- "Flies by Death Grips on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
- "Death Grips unleash a noisy swarm with new song "Flies": Stream". Consequence of Sound. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
- "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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