Back in November, 3x Grammy-nominated artist, musician, and producer Terrace Martin has released his anticipated new album Drones via Sounds of Crenshaw / BMG. The star-studded effort features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Leon Bridges, Cordae, Ty Dolla $ign, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, YG, James Fauntleroy, D Smoke, Channel Tres, Smino, Celeste, Malaya, Kim Burrell and Hit-Boy, as well as Martin on sax, keys, vocals and more.
This week, Terrace Martin stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to deliver a performance for “This Morning” from the project. He brought along his co-stars in the song Smino and Arin Ray and the trio balanced each other out perfectly in the opening lines:
Woke up this mornin’, found my peace of mind and finally I can say to you that I feel good this mornin’/ No, I can’t deny, so finally, I can lay with you and feel feel the pleasure, finally do what lovers do with you, babe/
Martin made sure to take some time to delve into his intentions with the new body of work. “There are touches of R&B, touches of jazz, touches of hip-hop, touches of classical, Cuban music, West African music, house music,” says Martin about the new project via press release. ”You’re going to hear all elements of Black music within this record. It’s not one element I can leave out if I call myself a true Black artist.”
Prior to the newly released Drones, Martin shared the R+R=Now Live compilation alongside R+R=NOW and Robert Glasper last year, In addition to that, he released his Village Dayes project in 2020 as well, which included appearances from Alex Isley, Rexx Life Raj, and plenty more.
Be sure to press play on Terrace Martin’s brand new performance of “This Morning” featuring Arin Ray and Smino down below.