London-based synth-jazz outfit The Comet is Coming have dropped a new single “Imminent,” featuring frequent collaborator Joshua Idehen.
The track opens with Idehen spitting boisterous lines over a frenetic beat, before ceding the spotlight to a tense brass solo from saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings. The entire band finally come together for a mind-melting climax, which sees Idehen nearly rap himself hoarse. “That boy that boy that idiot / Thinks he’s grimey, thinks he’s brilliant / He don’t know his time is limited / Can’t see his end is imminent,” he growls on the chorus.
The song’s accompanying visualizer is just as intense, featuring flashing lights and colorful psychedelic sequences of the musicians wigging out as they perform, while the lyrics flash ominously across the screen.
The song is the trio’s first release since their 2019 EP The Afterlife, which they previewed with the release of album cut “Lifeforce Part II.” The EP served as a companion to their sophomore album, Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery, which included the tracks “Summon the Fire” and “Unity.” The band concluded 2019 with an appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk, where they performed choice cuts from the album.
Watch the visualizer for “Imminent” below: