Cocoa Sugar is one of Young Fathers' milder releases.
Young Fathers have just announced the release of their third album, Cocoa Sugar, through Ninja Tune later this year. Yes, the Edinburgh trio is back, and I'm just stunned thinking about the artistic progression the trio has undergone to get to the point they're at with this new track, "In My View." It was only five years ago when I was praising Tape One and Two, a pair of creative lo-fi hip hop EPs with splashes of soul and West African music thrown in..
Two albums later, there's no mistaking a Young Fathers song – the chilling synthesizers, foreign rhythms, soaring vocals, and abstract rap verses all add up into an experience that's both fiery and contemplative. Check out the new music video for "In My View" above, and look for their new record on March 9.
Scotland's Young Father's change direction, and head into lo-fi pop territory on this creative new album of theirs.
Fresh off a Mercury Prize win, previously loved Young Fathers have dropped a new single titled "Soon Come Soon," which features the trio's usual blend of hip hop, African music, and alluring balladry. The song starts with a loose, primal groove and ends with a gorgeous set of vocal harmonies. It's a warm track that brings back the natural vibe I enjoyed so much from their initial mixtapes, but was somehow forgotten on their recently released commercial debut.
After two electrifying tapes, Scotland's Young Fathers come through with a huge sound on this latest album of theirs, Dead. I'm not as crazy about the songs, though.
Young Fathers attach some shadowy visuals to the previously released "Get Up," which is one of the many tracks that'll be landing on the trio's forthcoming album, Dead. The LP is still looking at a release next week on Anticon Records. Enjoy!
Previously mentioned Scottish hip hop outfit Young Fathers have dropped another track from their forthcoming album, Dead. The album is looking at a release via Anticon on February 3rd, and you can stream this new single via the widget above. Enjoy, and check out a review of the trio's previous tape below:
A brand new single from the Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers. The group is getting set to drop a new full-length via Anticon on February 3rd. The title of this thing: DEAD.
"WAR" isn't one of Young Fathers' most hard-hitting tracks, but it is one of their strangest, alternating between intense stints of spoken word, and impassioned group singing. Enjoy!