News Young Fathers announce new album ‘Heavy Heavy’

Photo: Jordan Hemmingway

Check out new single ‘I Saw’ now.

After returning with their track ‘Geronimo’ earlier this year, Young Fathers have announced that their new album ‘Heavy Heavy’ will be out on 3rd February via Ninja Tune.

The group’s fourth full-length and first since 2018’s ‘Cocoa Sugar’, the record sees the trio embracing a “renewed back-to-basics approach, just the three of them in their basement studio, some equipment and microphones: everything always plugged in, everything always in reach.”

“Heavy Heavy could be a mood, or it could describe the smoothed granite of bass that supports the sound… or it could be a nod to the natural progression of boys to grown men and the inevitable toll of living, a joyous burden, relationships, family, the natural momentum of a group that has been around long enough to witness massive changes,” the band say.

“You let the demons out and deal with it,” Kayus Bankole adds. “Make sense of it after.”

Alongside the news, they’ve also shared new single ‘I Saw’. “It’s a big bully with shite down their leg, still swaggering,” they say. “That pamphlet through your door blaming the establishment and immigrants for everything going wrong. The stench of long-dead empire, trudging along, a psychological hammer to your head in every step. The delusion.”

Check it out now below.

‘Heavy Heavy’ Tracklisting:
01. Rice
02. I Saw
03. Drum
04. Tell Somebody
05. Geronimo
06. Shoot Me Down
07. Ululation
08. Sink Or Swim
09. Holy Moly
10. Be Your Lady

See Young Fathers live at the following dates:

FEBRUARY
17 Essigfabrik Cologne, DE
18 Astra Berlin, DE
19 Mojo Club Hamburg, DE
21 Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
22 Trix Antwerp, BE
24 Elysee Montmartre Paris, FR
26 SWX Bristol, UK
28 O2 Academy Leeds, UK

MARCH
01 3Olympia Dublin, IE
03 O2 Academy Glasgow, UK
06 Boiler Shop Newcastle, UK
07 Albert Hall Manchester, UK
09 Roundhouse London, UK

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