"Freeze Tag" is the first taster of Dinner Party's forthcoming self-titled debut album, and arrives with a video created by Samantha Whitehead, Brendan Walter and Jasper Graham.
The track features uplifting instrumentation, which is contrasted with the dark lyrics from Phoelix, "They told me put my hands up behind my head / I think you got the wrong one / I’m sick and tired of running / I been searching where the love went."
According to Stereogum, the musicians first formed relationships a long time ago. Terrace Martin went to high school with Kamasi Washington. Martin also met Robert Glasper at jazz band camp in the mid-’90s.
The idea for Dinner Party was first creted when Martin was touring with Glasper. They united with Washington and 9th Wonder, and recorded their album in late 2019.