The Latin term “compos mentis” translates to a sound mind, possessing full autonomy over one’s sanity. It’s also the title of DāM-FunK’s newest single, which premieres today. The song will appear on the storied Californian producer’s upcoming project STFU II, which drops next Friday (May 17) on Glydezone Recordings.
Though “compos mentis” might not have any deliberate answers on sanity, the song excels at exhibiting DāM-FunK’s ability to set the mood with aerial precision. In an email to The FADER, DāM-FunK spoke about the state of funk and the vibe he’s aiming to capture on STFU II: