Sons of Kemet announce new album, Black To The Future

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Featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Moor Mother, D Double E, Kojey Radical and more.

Sons of Kemet are releasing a new album, called Black To The Future, via Impulse! Records this May.

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The album begins and ends with a statement of rage and frustration, expressed following the murder of George Floyd in 2020.

As Hutchings explains, “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.”

Helmed by Shabaka Hutchings, Sons of Kemet features Theon Cross on tuba, alongside Edward Wakili-Hick and Tom Skinner on percussion.

Black To The Future also features appearances from Angel Bat Dawid, Moor Mother, D Double E, Kojey Radical, and Joshua Idehen.

It follows the band’s last album, Your Queen Is A Reptile, in 2018.

Pre-order Black To The Future here in advance of its 14th May release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Field Negus (feat. Joshua Idehen)
2. Pick Up Your Burning Cross (feat. Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid)
3. Think Of Home
4. Hustle feat. (Kojey Radical)
5. For The Culture (feat. 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 (feat. Joshua Idehen)

Photo by Jason Plews