I’m hesitant to post a remix of a track when I’m guessing a majority of people haven’t even heard the original. But in case you missed it, Arrested Development (no, not this one) came back last year with the appropriately titled Since the Last Time, the group’s first release in more than 12 years. Mr. Wendal. Tennessee. Yes, that Arrested Development.
Like you might expect, Arrested Development – specifically, frontman Speech – spends a good portion of the first few songs getting reacquainted with the listener. On Miracles, Speech raps: “But 10 years later / back in the game / come on, push up the fader / if you believe in miracles.”
It all makes for an interesting quandary: Is the group just a piece of nostalgia for us now or can AD be relevant again? I guess there’s no right answer, but I think about some of the hip-hop groups that reunited recently – Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest (however briefly), etc. It seems these comebacks could possibly spoil whatever legacy was left behind.
That said, Since the Last Time (available on eMusic) is hardly some one-off piece of fluff. The messages of unity, peace and pride are still there, a natural continuation of 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of… , the album that put Arrested Development at the forefront of hip-hop (and pop music, for that matter) in the early ’90s.
I gotta say, it’s nice to have them back.
Arrested Development | Miracles Arrested Development | Miracles (Metamorphosis mix)
Video for Miracles: