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Flies (song)

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Single by Death Grips
ReleasedMay 22, 2018
FormatDownload, streaming
GenreExperimental hip hop
LabelHarvest Records, Third Worlds
Songwriter(s)Zach Hill Stefan Burnett
Death Grips singles chronology
"Black Paint"

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Still image from the Flies music video, containing strobe-like stop-animation of MC Ride jumping in a parking lot.

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[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[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."[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[edit | edit source]

  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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