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Mother Nature Teams Up With Members of Free Nationals For “Crystal Cadillac”

Written by on September 20, 2022

Mother Nature released their latest single today — produced by José Ríos and Kelsey González of Grammy-nominated R&B band Free Nationals.

After describing the single on Twitter as “an absolute joy to make happen,” Mother Nature dropped “Crystal Cadillac” in collaboration with guitarist and vocalist José Ríos and bass guitarist Kelsey González of acclaimed group Free Nationals.

Possibly best known for their frequent work with Anderson .Paak as his backing band, Free Nationals have collaborated with artists like Mac Miller, Kali Uchis and Daniel Caesar. Their December 2019 self-titled debut album was nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

“Crystal Cadillac” is Mother Nature’s second release of 2022, following up June’s Nature’s World EP in collaboration with producer Renzell, and serves as the hip-hop duo’s feel-good anthem, perfect to cap off summer.


“Crystal Cadillac” dropped Tuesday, accompanied by a music video directed by Ríos and LA-based videographer Israel Ramos. The video finds Mother Nature’s Klevah and TRUTH coasting around LA in a red Cadillac, with cameos from Ríos and González.

Back in December, Vocalo afternoons host Bekoe chatted with Mother Nature about their nonprofit, The Miseducation of Hip-Hop, and their experiences touring in support of their 2021 album SZNZ. Check out their conversation below!

Follow Mother Nature on Twitter and Instagram, and stream “Crystal Cadillac” on Spotify below.

Written by Morgan Ciocca

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