Calvin Harris's New Single Heightens Anticipation for New Album
Calvin Harris provides the soundtrack to Friday via “Rollin,” the most recent—and third—single to be released off of forthcoming album, “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.” Out as of today, Rollin is much in the laidback, layered style of the two previous songs to be released off the album, “Slide,” a number featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, and “Heatstroke,” a tune made possible by the collaborations of Pharrell Williams, Young Thug, and Ariana Grande.
Rollin proves to be cousin to Slide in its vibe, with Future substituting Migos’ verses, and vocalist, Khalid, acting as a second but distinct Frank Ocean in the song’s slower moments. Rollin emerges as a smooth pop/rap track devoid of the bass and explosive drops for which Harris has come to be known in previous releases like the Alesso and Hurts assisted smash hit, “Under Control.” A transition in aesthetic appears fruitful for Harris, the single another favorable release from an album that will unsurprisingly have something for everyone on it.
Rollin currently rests at the number one slot on Billboard & Twitter's Trending 140 chart, a chart that measures the "real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter."