Coming off their very first Grammy nomination for 2019’s Elevate, jamtronica legends Lettuce have been on cloud nine. Not to mention, they’ve acted elated and as humbled as ever on their latest tour stops, which is now making its rounds across Europe. Their groove-heavy, uplifting, experimental sound led them to a nomination in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category.
Now the improvisational six-piece act announces their seventh studio album, Resonate, out May 8 on Round Hill Records. To mark the announcement, Lettuce shared the 11-track LP’s lead single, “Checker Wrecker,” which features Washington DC go-go legends Big Tony Fisher of Trouble Funk and Rare Essence’s Tyrone “Jungle Boogie” Williams.
“Go-go music is the style of music that links funk to hip-hop and this song is a tribute to that groove,” shared Lettuce about the track. “Having Tony and Boogie, iconic go-go legends, as features on the track gives it even more of a boost in energy and swagger.”
The song was recorded at Colorado Sound Studio with producer and engineer Russ Elevado, along with the rest of their forthcoming album. Resonate comes from the very same studio sessions that spawned their Grammy nodded Elevate LP. Listen below.
Preorder Resonate and view remaining tour dates on Lettuce’s website.
Featured photo: Jeremy Elder.