Kamasi Washington Announces New Album ‘Fearless Movement’ Featuring André 3000, Thundercat, George Clinton, and More

    Kamasi Washington has announced a new album titled Fearless Movement, which is out May 3 via Young. Following 2018’s Heaven and Earth, the 12-track LP features guest appearances from André 3000, Thundercat, George Clinton, Terrace Martin, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. The first single, ‘Prologue’, arrives today with a music video directed by AG Rojas and choreographed by Samantha Blake Goodman. Watch and listen below.

    In a press release, Washington described Fearless Movement as his dance album. “It’s not literal,” he explained. “Dance is movement and expression, and in a way it’s the same thing as music – expressing your spirit through your body. That’s what this album is pushing.”

    The album finds Washington shifting his focus away from cosmic ideas and toward the everyday. “Being a father means the horizon of your life all of a sudden shows up,” he said. “My mortality became more apparent to me, but also my immortality – realizing that my daughter is going to live on and see things that I’m never going to see. I had to become comfortable with this, and that affected the music that I was making.”

    Fearless Movement Cover Artwork:

    Fearless Movement Tracklist:

    1. Lesanu
    2. Asha The First [feat. Thundercat, Taj Austin, Ras Austin]
    3. Computer Love [feat. Patrice Quinn, DJ Battlecat, Brandon Coleman]
    4. The Visionary [feat. Terrace Martin]
    5. Get Lit [feat. George Clinton, D Smoke]
    6. Dream State [feat. André 3000]
    7. Together [feat. BJ the Chicago Kid]
    8. The Garden Path
    9. Interstellar Peace (The Last Stance)
    10. Road to Self (KO)
    11. Lines in the Sand
    12. Prologue

    Kamasi Washington 2024 Tour Dates:

    May 4 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
    May 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
    May 7 – Toronto, QC – History
    May 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Ludlow Garage
    May 9 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
    May 10 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
    May 11 – St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theater
    May 12 – Omaha, NB – Slowdown
    May 14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
    May 15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
    May 16 – San Antonio, TX – Empire Theater
    May 17 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
    May 30 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
    May 31 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
    Jun 1 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
    Jun 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
    Jun 5 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
    Jun 6 – Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
    Jun 7 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
    Jun 8 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
    Jun 9 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
    Jun 11 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
    Jun 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest
    Jul 31 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere

    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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