Sons of Kemet Announce New Album ‘Black to the Future’, Share New Song With Kojey Radical and Lianne La Havas

    London jazz quartet Sons of Kemet have announced a new album called Black to the Future. The follow-up to 2018’s Your Queen Is a Reptile is set to come out on May 14 via Impulse! Records. Lead single ‘Hustle’, featuring UK artist Kojey Radical and backing vocals from Lianne La Havas, arrives with a video directed by Ashleigh Jadee. Check it out below and scroll down for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.

    Sons Of Kemet’s new album will feature guest appearances from Angel Bat Dawid, Moor Mother, D Double E, Steve Williamson, and more. “Black to the Future is a sonic poem for the invocation of power, remembrance and healing. It depicts a movement to redefine and reaffirm what it means to strive for black power,” band leader Shabaka Hutchings said in a press release, adding, “The meaning is not universal and the cultural context of the listener will shape their understanding. Yet in the end, the overarching message remains the same: For humanity to progress we must consider what it means to be Black to the Future.”

    Black to the Future Cover Artwork:

    Black to the Future Tracklist:

    1. Field Negus [ft. Joshua Idehen]
    2. Pick Up Your Burning Cross [ft. Moor Mother and Angel Bat Dawid]
    3. Think
    4. Hustle [ft. Kojey Radical]
    5. For the Culture [ft. D Double E]
    6. To Never Forget the Source
    7. In Remembrance of Those Fallen
    8. Let the Circle Be Unbroken
    9. Envision Yourself Levitating
    10. Throughout the Madness, Stay Strong
    11. Black [ft. Joshua Idehen]

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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