Kojey Radical has spoken to Clash about his new project 'In God's Body'.
It's perhaps the wordsmith's most eloquent release yet, a collection of new material that pushes his talent further and further.
A hugely personal endeavour - it even features Kojey's father - 'In God's Body' is also an aesthetic triumph, expanding his palette with lashings of additional colour.
UK legends Ghetts and Shola Ama appear, while the project also finds room for transatlantic collaborations from Miloh Smith, MARTi and stand out vocal performances by Collard, Tamera Foster, Obongjayar and Shae.
Out now, 'In God's Body' is a complex, addictive work, something that repays repeated listens.
Check it out now, and then let Kojey Radical break down a few tracks...
'After Winter' was the first record I made on the project and it was after a conversation I had with my producer here I walked in and he said ‘What do you want to make today?’. And I said I felt like I said everything I needed to say on '23 Winters'. And he said ‘say how you feel’ - And that started to set the precedent for the rest of the project.
'Utopia' has a lot of lyrics in it which are quite personal to my experience of the industry and a lot of it comes down to waiting for the idea of the perfect time to speak.
'Love Intersection' is the most reflective of my influences and music making processes. It was created as a live jam session and nearly everything was created on the spot Every time I hear this song it influences so much joy, so much movement in that I love watching people listen to it.
'Windows' to me feels like a celebration in everything that shaping a dream can accomplish, and that’s like giving back to your family and friends whether that’s through wealth or knowledge - that doesn’t matter.
'Icarus' is a record that I would be proud to play to my mum, to my niece because it says so much about everything that I have been going through in my life in one song. And having a legend like Shola Ama grace it was a dream come true.
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