Chicago MC Chance The Rapper is headlining his hometown festival Lollapalooza this coming weekend. For the past couple of weeks on Twitter, Chance has been hinting at the possibility of new music to generate excitement for his performance. His last project, mixtape Acid Rap, was released in spring of 2013 and many fans have been eagerly awaiting new music.
On Wednesday, Chance released the song titled “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur,” which is his interpolation of the theme song to the PBS kids program Arthur. Remember this guy?
He has performed the song live multiple times and this video performance taken at Sasquatch! Music Festival in Washington State went viral about a month ago. The song, which you can listen to here, has a bunch of guest features including Wycleaf Jean and Chicago band the O’Mys.
“Wonderful Everyday: Arthur,” is an airy track with swirling background vocals. There are so many big sounds on this song, from the pounding drums to the popping horns, that the essence of the track might be easily lost. Yet everything comes together lead by Chance’s charismatic and far-from-perfect falsetto.