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Kassa Overall details new album ‘Animals’

The record is set to feature Danny Brown, Laura Mvula and more.

Set for release on 26th May via Warp Records, Kassa Overall is sharing the details for his new album ‘Animals’. The record is set to feature guest collaborators including Laura Mvula, Danny Brown, Wiki, Lil B, Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces, and both established and rising jazz stars like Vijay Iyer and Tomoki Sanders. “We call ourselves humans, right? But we kind of do animalistic shit towards each other,” Kassa says. “We justify immorality by almost stripping people of their humanity. He’s an animal, so we can treat him as such. All these different kinds of little questions in these songs point to questions about humanity: am I free? Or am I a circus animal? These questions intersect with the way I think about race.” Alongside the album news, Kassa is sharing new single ‘Make My Way Back Home’ featuring Nick Hakim and longtime friend and collaborator Theo Croker. Check it out below. ‘Animals’ Tracklisting: 01. Anxious Anthony (feat. Anthony Ware) 02. Ready To Ball 03. Clock Ticking (feat. Danny Brown & Wiki) 04. Still Ain’t Find Me (feat. Tomoki Sanders, Bendji Allonce, Mike King & Ian Finklestein) 05. Make My Way Back Home (feat. Nick Hakim & Theo Croker) 06. The Lava Is Calm (feat. Theo Croker) 07. No It Ain’t (feat. Andrae Murchison) 08. So Happy (feat. Laura Mvula & Francis and the Lights) 09. It’s Animals 10. Maybe We Can Stay (feat. J. Hoard) 11. The Score Was Made (feat. Vijay Iyer) 12. Going Up (feat. Lil B, Shabazz Palaces & Francis and the Lights) See Kassa Overall live at the following dates: MAY 04 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA* 07 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC* 09 - Brooklyn Bowl - Nashville, TN* 10 - Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN* 11 - Delmar Hall - St. Louis, MO* JUNE 06 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL 07 - Marble Bar - Detroit, MI 08 - TD Music Hall at Allied Music Centre - Toronto, ON 10 - Love, Velma at The Mod House - Ellenville, NY 12 - The Falcon - Marlboro, NY 13 - The Lounge at World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA 14 - Creative Alliance - Baltimore, MD 15 - Baby’s All Right - Brooklyn, NY 16 - CapitalBop - Washington, DC 23 - Zebulon - Los Angeles, CA AUGUST 12 - We Out Here Festival - Dorset, UK 27 - THING Festival - Port Townsend, WA SEPTEMBER 14-16 - by:Larm - Oslo, Norway *Supporting Digable Planets Get tickets to watch Kassa Overall live now.

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