An incredible creative force, Young Fathers are back.
Yep, it's less than 12 months since the release of 'Dead' – an album which scooped the Mercury, no less – but following sessions in Berlin the Scottish trio are ready to take their next move.
'White Men Are Black Men Too' will be released on April 6th via Big Dada. The title will no doubt cause debate, with Young Fathers allowing an email from Alloysious to emerge online.
In part, it reads:
"Motown music helped change the world, made it expectable for blacks to be on radio and seen on tv, MJ did it too. Martin Luther King wanted equality and achieved it to some degree. But, after all that, are things equal in this world? F*CK NO. I still want to ask for it (equality) backed with the best music we've ever recorded. A pop album, our interpretation of what a pop album should be.
Weight with words, which is the title plus the pop sensibility of the songs (respectively).
I wanna stand for something which I helped make. Folk will complain about absolutely anything... Even if it's it from the purest of intentions you just can't win. We don't make music to please other people or write certain lyrics to do so, either. Why start now?
When the title was first put forward everybody was excited and 100% there was no fear. That same commitment needs be carried on to make it work despite worries after it's been digested."
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New track 'Rain Or Shine' is online now.
Check it out below.
'White Men Are Black Men Too' will be released on April 6th. Tracklisting:
1. Still Running
5. Rain Or Shine
7. Old Rock n Roll
10. John Doe
11. Dare Me
12. Get Started