André 3000 On His Surprise Flute Album

The ‘Outkast’ star announced that he would be releasing a new album.

This time without lyrics.

Just a flute and fans are excited.

John Coltrane started André 3000’s jazz journey.

His initial instrument was the saxophone, but he switched to Coltrane’s bass clarinet, then the flute.

“Woodwinds had a softer, smoother sound,” he explains. “[It] just felt right to me.”

It is one of pop’s most drastic changes. New Blue Sun is rap-free. “I Swear, I Really Wanted to Make a “Rap” Album, But This Is Literally the Way the Wind Blew Me This Time” is the first track.

“I wanted to make a rap album because you want to please your fans. I want to silence them,” says André. “New Blue Sun is lovely. I value it more than rapping about how cool I am or how this girl is fine. Those are human things, but I’m attempting to deal with a value system.”

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 09: Actor/singer Andre 3000 arrives at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour – Disney/ABC at Langham Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)


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