Jon Batiste Announces New Album ‘World Music Radio’ Featuring Lana Del Rey, Lil Wayne, Kenny G, and More

    Jon Batiste has announced his new album, World Music Radio. The follow-up to 2021’s We Are, which won the 2022 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, will be released August 18 via Verve/Interscope. Recorded with producer Jon Bellion, it features contributions from Lana Del Rey, Lil Wayne, Kenny G, J.I.D, NewJeans, Fireboy DML, Camilo, and Rita Payés. Listen to the first single, ‘Calling Your Name’, below.

    World Music Radio is a concept album that takes place in the interstellar regions of the universe,” Batiste explained in a statement. “The listener is led through the album by an interstellar traveling griot named Billy Bob Bo Bob, who takes you sonically all around the world at the speed of light. I created this album with a feeling of liberation in my life and a renewed sense of exploration of my personhood, my craft and of the world around me unlike anything I ever felt before.”

    World Music Radio Cover Artwork:

    World Music Radio Tracklist:

    1. Hello, Billy Bob
    2. Raindance [feat. Native Soul]
    3. Be Who You Are [feat. JID, NewJeans and Camilo]
    4. Worship
    5. My Heart [feat. Rita Payés]
    6. Drink Water [feat. Jon Bellion and Fireboy DML]
    7. Calling Your Name
    8. Clair de Lune [feat. Kenny G]
    9. Butterfly
    10. 17th Ward Prelude
    11. Uneasy [feat. Lil Wayne]
    12. Call Now (504-305-8269) [feat. Michael Batiste]
    13. Chassol
    14. Boom for Real
    15. Movement 18′ (Heroes)
    16. Master Power
    17. Running Away [feat. Leigh-Anne]
    18. Goodbye, Billy Bob
    19. White Space
    20. Wherever You Are
    21. Life Lesson [feat. Lana Del Rey]

    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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