popped on by
last night to perform "Window Seat," the lead single offNew Amerykah Pt. II: Return of the Ankh
(including the song's co-writer, Questlove, and co-producer, James Poyser) and members of her usual touring band (among themThe Gritz
). The song, along with most of the new album, as you may have already heard, is pretty throwback Badu--which is to say far less hip-hop eccentric and more classic neo-soul than the bulk of her last release,
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A stark difference like that could be cause for concern with most acts, but clearly not for Badu, as you can see in the clip above.
I'll be honest: I was a little lukewarn on the new single the first few times I'd heard it. But seeing it performed live definitely gives it a certain added--and maybe needed---extra oomph. Check it out in the above clip and judge for yourself.