WATCH: Vince Staples brings new album to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Two weeks after his album’s release, Staples performed a few tracks for NPR’s popular series.

Vince Staples and NPR Music came together to put on a Tiny Desk Concert on July 23, featuring four songs from Staples’ newest self-titled album.

With Kenny Beats on bass for the performance, Vince brought a charismatic performance surrounded by the rest of the live band including a keyboard player and guitarist. With sun shining through the three large windows of the room with wooden interior in Hollywood Hills, the concert began with the album’s first single “LAW OF AVERAGES.”

Much like the rest of the songs performed, “LAW OF AVERAGES” sounded more upbeat than the recorded version, likely due to the live instrumentation. Vince ended this song with a message of love leading into the album’s third track “SUNDOWN TOWN.”

“This is dedicated to everybody, all the bad bitches worldwide, all shapes and sizes, all colors, ones who have two legs or no legs, love you. It’s NPR tiny desk.”

To end the high energy performance of this song, guitarist Gio “Dutchboi” Ligeon sings background vocals on the outro. Vince then begins to appreciate the view as the keyboard player ushers in the third song (fourth on the album) “THE SHINING.”

Lastly, around the eight-minute mark, Staples pulls up a stool for his feature Fousheé on the album’s seventh song “TAKE ME HOME” to finish off the mini-concert. Her sung hook comes off even better in this performance as her soft voice contrasts Vince’s intense rapping in the verses. As she sings her final outro to the track, Vince proclaims, “Don’t you hear her world, that’s the amazing Fousheé!”

Check out Vince Staples’ new NPR Tiny Desk Concert below and stream his new album Vince Staples.

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