Damon Albarn’s Africa Express ‘EGOLI’ out 12 July, listen to first single
Africa Express are releasing their new album ‘EGOLI’ on 12 July.
Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn’s project ‘Africa Express’ will be releasing they’re 5th studio album ‘EGOLI’ on July 12.
But to get in the groove, you can stream the 1st single off the album, titled ‘Johannesburg,’ which features Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, and Sibot.
In March the collective released a 4-track EP ‘MOLO’ and confirmed the release of ‘EGOLI.’
EGOLI’ was recorded in South Africa last January and contains 18 tracks with contributions from international and local artists, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Nick Zinner, Georgia, Ghetts, Moonchild Sanelly, Morena Leraba, and Mr Jukes.
The group has also shared a trailer in anticipation for the album, which lists insight into the recording process. You can’t watch that at the end of this article.
African Express to EGOLI
“It was such a pleasure to be part of such a special project. This album goes far beyond just a record, it is an example of the rich, modern & pioneering sounds coming out of South Africa,” said Georgia. “Absolute honour to have been involved. Africa Express is such an important platform & collective.”
South African musician Moonchild Sanelly added: “Being a part of such a diverse and deep musical project was so dope. We were like kids in a candy store where you just walk into any of these crazy little studios packed with incredible musicians, and you could make any genre of music from futuristic rave to ballads with legendary stars. I loved every minute of it, and I wrote music ’til my heart was on fire.”
African Express ‘EGOLI’ drops 12 July, listen to 1st single ‘Johannesburg’ and view the track list below.
- Welcome feat. Phuzekhemisi
- City In Lights feat. Georgia, Mahotella Queens, Otim Alpha, Nick Zinner
- The River feat. Muzi, Zola 7, Mahotella Queens
- Bittersweet Escape feat. Mr Jukes, Nonku Phiri, BCUC
- Johannesburg feat. Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot
- Become The Tiger feat. Sibot, Damon Albarn, Mr Jukes
- Africa To The World feat. Infamous Boiz, Dominowe, Otim Alpha, Mahotella Queens, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Radio 123
- Absolutely Everything Is Pointing Towards The Light feat. Gruff Rhys, Zolani Mahola
- Where Will This Lead Us To? feat. Moonchild Sanelly, Radio 123, Blue May
- Mama feat. Otim Alpha, Georgia, Radio 123
- No Games feat. Sho Madjozi, Poté, Moonchild Sanelly, Ghetts, Muzi, Radio 123
- Morals feat. Moonchild Sanelly, Mahotella Queens, Muzi, Mr Jukes
- Taranau feat. Otim Alpha, Gruff Rhys
- The Return Of Bacardi feat. DJ Spoko, FAKA
- Sizi Freaks feat. Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly
- Twirl feat. Poté, Ghetts
- I Can’t Move feat. Damon Albarn, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Sibot, Blue May
- See The World feat. Mahotella Queens, Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys
Africa Express Presents EGOLI Behind the Scenes