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Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas brings ’70s film feel to funky single

Adrian Quesada

Every Monday, “Add of the Week” unveils all the new songs going into the 88Nine on-air playlist, with one hand-picked selection put in the spotlight by a member of our music team.

Grammy Award winner, songwriter and composer Adrian Quesada — best known for his work with Black Pumas — is set to release his sophomore project, Jaguar Sound on Nov. 18. This week, we decided that the first single, "Noble Metals" would fit as a nice piece to our musical-rotation puzzle.

This track is layered with heavy hip-hop beats and psychedelic funk, which you can consider a taste of the 12 recordings that will live on the full album. Quesada has said that while putting it together, he dipped into a wide array of sounds — Italian film scores from the 1970s, music made for TV and commercials, and plenty from hip-hop producer the Alchemist.

You can listen to “Noble Metals” below and on 88Nine by tuning your FM dial in Milwaukee or streaming worldwide on our website and mobile app.

This week’s other adds

  • “Fallout,” Yo La Tengo
  • “No Reason,” Sunny War
  • “Burning Up Slow,” Cautious Clay
  • “Herbivore,” MATTHÚ
  • “Look Away, Look Away,” The Go! Team feat. the Star Feminine Band
  • “God Is a Circle,” Yves Tumor
  • “Cha-cha,” La Femme
  • “I’ll Fight You,” Open Mike Eagle

88Nine Assistant Program Director & Afternoon Drive Host | Radio Milwaukee