Def3’s forthcoming album titled Weddings and Funerals, produced by Denver based electronic producer Late Night Radio, marks the rapper’s third full length release, and is the follow up to his 2017 LP, Small World. Weddings and Funerals is the second collaborative project between Def3 and LNR and will be available on June 4th, 2021 via URBNET.
The nine-track record features Denver’s electronic funk duo Recess, Vancouver emcee Kapok, and instrumentalists Miles Lujan and Melissa Joy. Weddings and Funerals juxtaposes the rush of togetherness and new life with loss and grief.
The album came together over a two-year period, during which time LNR and Def3 consistently pushed each other to develop their niche sound.
"Pretty much every second of production, writing, and recording was done together with Danny”, LNR explains. “By creating the entire album together in the same room, we really dialed in both of our ideas, and writing was a very collaborative process rather than just sending someone beats. I feel like this really shines through in the album."
Notably, during production Def3 also became a father and re-located to Vancouver, BC. The album title holds literal meaning for Def3, who celebrated his wedding and buried his grandfather in the same week, but it is also a metaphor for deeper themes and intangible disruptors.
He elaborates, “At some point you have to let parts of yourself die and put them to rest, even mourn them, in order to move on, level up, or be reborn as new person. Nothing stays the same forever…I was going through a lot of shit and was facing some very radical changes in my life that I was having a hard time letting go of.”
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