Hip-hop trio De La Soul will release their long-awaited studio album and the Anonymous Nobody… in August, but they’re satiating eager fans in the interim with a fresh, non-album cut titled “Action.” The track appears in the update for Angry Birds Action!, the current version of the video game franchise.
De La Soul’s affiliation with Angry Birds doesn’t stop with the song, though. The iconic rappers have also been reimagined as birds for the update of the game. Their characters will appear in it for a week and provide players with special powers.
Excitement has grown for and the Anonymous Nobody… since De La Soul announced their plans in March 2015 to fund a new album, set to feature artists like 2 Chainz and David Byrne, via Kickstarter. Since that announcement, the group has released singles featuring hip-hop legends like Nas and Snoop Dogg and the four-song For Your Pain & Suffering EP. “Action” does not appear on the recently shared tracklist for and the Anonymous Nobody…, which is De La Soul’s first full-length since 2004’s The Grind Date.
Watch a trailer for the updated version of Angry Birds Action! — which features a clip of the song — below.