Producer-rapper 9th Wonder has chosen to leak not one but two tracks today off his upcoming solo debut, The Wonder Years. Whereas previous leak “No Pretending” was a gritty street burner, “One Night” finds the North Carolina native switching up his style considerably. Even though former Little Brother cohort Phonte’s spitting on here, the track is more of a funky soul romp than a typical hip-hop joint. A big reason for that resides in who else 9th got on the track: crooner Terrace Martin along with Bird and the Midnight Falcons. Together, they bring the track back to the days of brassy ’70s soul while 9th continues to prove he’s not just a boom-bap producer.
You can stream the track below. The Wonder Years drops Sept. 27.