André 3000 Releases 2 New Songs for Mother’s Day: Listen
Written by Pitchfork on 13/05/2018
It’s Mother’s Day, and something very unexpected has happened—André 3000 has released two new songs. He confirmed the songs’ legitimacy by joining Instagram with a new verified account. The songs are called “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” and the 17-minute “Look Ma No Hands.” While “Me&My” features vocals from André, the other is an instrumental jazz collaboration with James Blake. His representative confirmed to Pitchfork that both songs were written and recorded “several years ago.” Hear both below.
The songs are dedicated to his parents. André’s mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo died one day after his birthday in 2013. He shared two text messages from the day before she died on Instagram. “Happy Mother’s Day,” he wrote in one caption on Instagram. “I’m sure all the cards, dinners, flowers and last minute gifts are appreciated but I’ve learned the best gift a parent could get is to simply know their child is ok.”