André 3000 has released two new songs. He confirmed the songs’ legitimacy by joining Instagram with a new verified account. The songs are called “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” and the 17-minute “Look Ma No Hands.” Listen to both below. While “Me&My” features vocals from André, the other is an instrumental jazz collaboration with James Blake. André plays bass clarinet on both songs.
“Me&My” was written before his parents died, but was recorded three years ago (after both parents passed), his representative confirmed to Pitchfork. “Look Ma No Hands” was recorded late last year.
The songs are dedicated to his parents. André’s mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo died one day after his birthday in 2013. He shared two text messages from the day before she died on Instagram. “Happy Mother’s Day,” he wrote in one caption on Instagram. “I’m sure all the cards, dinners, flowers and last minute gifts are appreciated but I’ve learned the best gift a parent could get is to simply know their child is ok.”