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Chance The Rapper Enlists Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard for New Song “Do You Remember”

Plus Stream the New Album The Big Day and Hear CocoRosie Collaboration “Roo”

Jul 26, 2019
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Chance The Rapper has finally released his debut album, The Big Day, today. Yes, he's been a big deal for a while, but technically his previous three album-like releases were all mixtapes. The Big Day features a slew of special guests, but of most note to our readers might be the song "Do You Remember," which features guest vocals from Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and was co-written by Gibbard and a bunch of other people, including Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. The song is a wistful look back at the freedom of childhood and the joy of summer. Check it out below. Also stream the whole album below.

Another indie rock-friendly guest on The Big Day is CocoRosie, on the track "Roo," which you can also stream below. Above is the cover art for The Big Day.

Chance The Rapper is a big Death Cab for Cutie fan and the band posted about the collaboration on Instagram. Here's what they had to say:

"It all started with a, well, chance encounter three years ago backstage at Bonnaroo. Turns out that we and @chancetherapper had a bit of a mutual admiration society going on, and we had a very fun hang in our dressing room, in which he revealed a straight-up impressive familiarity with some pretty deep Death Cab catalog cuts, and during which the possibility of a collaboration was briefly mentioned.

"Fast forward to 2019, and we were truly surprised and honored when Chance got back in touch and asked us to be part of a song called 'Do You Remember,' which appears on his debut record, THE BIG DAY, which is out worldwide as of right now. We couldn't be more thrilled."

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It all started with a, well, chance encounter three years ago backstage at Bonnaroo. Turns out that we and @chancetherapper had a bit of a mutual admiration society going on, and we had a very fun hang in our dressing room, in which he revealed a straight-up impressive familiarity with some pretty deep Death Cab catalog cuts, and during which the possibility of a collaboration was briefly mentioned. . Fast forward to 2019, and we were truly surprised and honored when Chance got back in touch and asked us to be part of a song called "Do You Remember", which appears on his debut record, THE BIG DAY, which is out worldwide as of right now. We couldn't be more thrilled. . Thank you, Chance, and congratulations on your big day! . (photos by @racheldemy)

A post shared by Death Cab for Cutie (@deathcabforcutie) on Jul 26, 2019 at 10:37am PDT

Death Cab for Cutie released a new album, Thank You For Today, last year via Atlantic.

Read our 2018 interview with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard on Thank You For Today.

Also read our 2018 The End interview with Gibbard about endings and death.

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