"Machi No Shirase (meaning Town News)"
cero drops a three-tracker, this year’s lone new release from the Tokyo-based band. Equipped with J Dilla-esque beats, the neo-soul title track features horn sections by the likes of Takuya Kuroda, a masterful flow of vocals conjuring up ordinary yet sweet moments in everyday life. With beatmaker sauce81 on board, "Ropeway" weaves an elegant ensemble while "Yokisenu (meaning Unexpected)" is a smooth, mellow groover. This is a must-listen single etched with the band’s achievements in exploring hip hop and R&B.