As spare and spooky as Tolliver’s new single is, the singer’s back story could provide the plot for one hell of a TV pilot. Raised on Chicago’s south side by a Baptist pastor and gospel-singing mother, he recently left the ‘wild 100s’ behind for a new life in Los Angeles—one that apparently involves editing Mormon porn.
Here’s an early listen to “I Gotchu,” along with Tolliver’s thoughts on its video and the flyer for an upcoming show. (He’ll also be performing a Monday night residency in May at LA’s Bootleg Theater and releasing his Rites EP this spring.)
This is the third or fourth iteration of this song, but the first where I have room to stretch a lil vocally. Also, thank you Party City; my room is littered with crowns.
I had two goals when I wrote this. The first was to sing ‘nigga’ real loud in a chorus. The second was to show my brother I love him and get him to divorce his wife. Tick, tick.