Calvin Harris Uses a Parrot to Preview Upcoming Album


Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1

Calvin Harris took to social media on Monday to share some previews of several tracks off his upcoming album, ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.’ set to release at the end of this month. In this two minute twenty second clip, a parrot is in a tropical setting atop a record player working the needle to preview the tracks off the upcoming album.

We first hear a cut featuring Snoop Dogg and John Legend, before moving to a D.R.A.M., Schoolboy Q, Young Thug assisted track. The next preview is the Frank Ocean and Migos collaboration, ‘Slide’, that has been a huge hit this year having been named the best song of 2017 so far by Billboard.

Pharrell Williams and PARTYNEXTDOOR lend their vocals to a sure fire hit, before the parrot switches the song over to a Travis Scott and A-trak song before transitioning again to the Kehlani, Lil Yachty and Ariana Grande track. A funky preview featuring Big Sean and Katy Perry is played before the Khalid and Future featured, ‘Rollin’ is previewed.

The Nicki Minaj collab is quickly played before cutting to the Jessie Reyez and Takeoff song, which is the last of the previews. The 10 track album has at least two features on every single track forcing several genres to merge styles over Harris’ disco-sounding beats.

The previews all sound like they have elements of the old-school disco tracks that Harris used to make on his early albums like ‘I Created Disco’ and ‘Ready for the Weekend.’ It appears Harris is going back to his roots and giving it a modern swing by adding in various vocalists from all different genres of music.

Check out the parrot-lead previews below and get ready for ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1:’