Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and Egypt 80 have announced that they will release their fourth album ‘Black Times’ via celebrated UK label Strut Records on March 2, 2018.
It is understood that the upcoming 8-song album, which he did alongside the Egypt 80, features the likes of Carlos Santana and Robert Glasper.
Seun took to social media on Thursday to share the album’s title track and lead single “Black Times,” which plays like a potent afrobeat blend of soaring saxophones and guitar riffs.
Incensed by injustice just like his father, the new album honors the revolutionaries who have gone and also rallies the torchbearers to come.
Speaking on the album, he said: “Black Times is a true reflection of my political and social beliefs.”
“It is an album for anybody who believes in change and understands the duty we have to rise up and come together. The elites always try to divide the working class and the poor people of the world. The same oppression felt by workers in Flint, Michigan is felt by workers in Lagos and Johannesburg.”
“We are all capable of change, us iron people, us workers. Black Times is the sound of the people, and a weapon of the future. The big picture needs more colour.”
Listen to “Black Times” featuring Carlos Santana below:
BLACK TIMES Track List
1 – Last Revolutionary
2 – Black Times ft Carlos Santana
3 – Corporate Public Control Department (CPCD)
4 – Kuku Kee Me
5 – Bad Man Lighter
6 – African Dreams
7 – Struggle Sounds
8 – Theory of Goat And Yam