Brandon Coleman—the keyboardist Kamasi Washington has dubbed “Professor Boogie”—has dropped a light-hearted visual for his new song, “All Around the World.”
The hook of “All Around the World” may recall Daft Punk, and though Coleman too revels in a vocal synth patch, it’s more Roger Troutman’s influence than the French DJs’. With its good vibes and funky keyboard lines, it’s a chill jam perfect for the waning days of summer. Take a hint from the music video and blast it at the beach.
“All Around the World” is also one of two songs out from Coleman’s forthcoming album Resistance. It drops on September 14 via Brainfeeder, the record label of Flying Lotus (who worked with Coleman on music for the films Blade Runner Black Out 2022 and Kuso).
On this album, Coleman was determined to flesh out his own musical vision and to “incorporate all the styles that I represent.” An accomplished composer, arranger and producer, Coleman has worked with the likes of Ciara, Childish Gambino, Shuggie Otis and Babyface—a star-studded resume that has also led to Coleman feeling he “had to compromise and submit to a ‘pop’ sensibility,” he said in a press release.
To get a sense of what an independent, unfettered Coleman might sound like, you can also check out the other single available, “Giant Feelings.” Then, watch the video for “All Around the World” below: