Kamaal Williams shared two new songs “One More Time” and “Hold On” from his forthcoming sophomore album “Wu Hen”. Williams' forthcoming LP is his second studio album under his name, he released his debut LP “The Return” in 2018, followed by !K7’s DJ-Kick’s series mix in 2019, and “Live at Dekmantel Festival” from 2020.
Wu Hen oscillates between celestial jazz, funk, rap and r&b reinforced with the rugged beat-heavy attitude of grime, jungle, house and garage – a self-styled fusion Kamaal describes as Wu Funk. New players on this record include Greg Paul on drums (of Kalayst Collective), Rick Leon James on bass, Quinn Mason on saxophone alongside vocal features from rapper Mach-Hommy. Multi-talented renaissance musician Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (who has worked with Ray Charles, Flying Lotus, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Seu Jorge) contributes signature strings.
The second single from the album “Hold On” features harpist Alina Bzhezhinska and vocals from London singer, producer and Kaytranada collaborator Lauren Faith.
Watch below the video to Kamaal Williams two new songs “One More Time” and “Hold On”, first two singles from his forthcoming sophomore album “Wu Hen”:
"This is a revolution of the mind. A spiritual rebellion. To reach new heights requires separating ourselves from the material world and finding power in what’s intangible. That’s what music and art is for – whether it’s a primitive emotion or something deep, you feel it. And there’s a subliminal element that resonates throughout my work. If you’re painting, it’s what you’re feeling as you’re painting. And the person looking at that artwork or listening to that music, they can feel it too, because it’s sincere”, Kamaal said about the album.
Listen below to Kamaal Williams two new songs songs “One More Time” and “Hold On”, first two singles from his forthcoming sophomore album “Wu Hen”:
Kamaal Williams new album “Wu Hen” will come out via Black Focus Records on 24th July 2020.
1. Street Dreams (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
2. One More Time
6. Big RickK
7. Save Me (feat. Mach-Hommy)
8. Mr Wu
9. Hold On (feat. Lauren Faith)
10. Early Prayer
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Jimmy Heath - Con Alma / Left Alone feat Cécile McLorin Salvant
Kamaal Williams - One More Time / Hold On feat Lauren Faith & Alina Bzhezhinska
Ezra Collective - Footprints
Anderson .Paak - Lockdown
H.E.R. - I Can't Breathe
SAULT - Sorry Ain't Enough
Jon Batiste, St. Augustine High School Marching 100 - WE ARE
Seth Trachy - JoJo Yelli
Eric Binder Trio, Walter Smith III, Petros Klampanis - Trane Ride
Poldoore - Kodachrome
Knxwledge - tendrly
Project Karnak, Alex Blake, Martin J Stephens - Element
Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington) feat Phoelix - Freeze Tag
Dele Sosimi, Medlar - Full Moon
Etuk Ubong - Mass Corruption
Alan Braufman - Sunrise
Charles Tolliver - Blue Soul
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - When Will I See You Again?
Sun Ra Arkestra - Seductive Fantasy