Ahead of their upcoming joint EP, They Call Me Disco, Ric Wilson and Terrace Martin have shared the project’s first single, “Chicago Bae.”
The song opens with groovy rhymes from Wilson, before guest artist BJ the Chicago Kid jumps in with the infectious chorus: “Next time you touch down, darling you better hit me / You can put somethin’ in the air / Since I got you, you got me when I come to your town / I wanna get up, I wanna get out, I wanna get around / Let’s get down.” The track was produced by Martin and features additional work from Ted Chung and J Trx.
“The disco-inspired funk never stops,” Wilson said of the song in a press release. “Me and Terrace wanted to make something people can move to and free themselves. When I toured with Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, the band started calling me ‘Disco’ on the bus, so that’s where the name came from. If you’ve ever met [me], you know two-stepping is my favorite thing to do.”
They Call Me Disco, which is entirely produced by Martin, is set to include guest features from Corbin Dallas, Malaya and Kiela Adira. The record arrives on May 8.
Listen to “Chicago Bae” below: