Adrian Younge shares his new single Revolutionise from his most ambitious and deeply personal project to-date The American Negro. The album is a multimedia project release in conjunction with Black History Month and sees the Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer share an unapologetic critique detailing the systemic and malevolent psychology that afflicts people of color. Younge is set to release The American Negro full-length album featuring music and spoken work on February 26th via Jazz Is Dead.
The American Negro is a powerful, multifaceted statement that reflects perennial injustices and serves to act as a lever of change during a time of mass disillusionment: an album for the people that details the evolution of racism in America. It is insightful, provocative and necessary in our fight for equality. “The American Negro is the most important creative accomplishment of my life. This project dissects the chemistry behind blind racism, using music as the medium to restore dignity and self-worth to my people,” notes Younge. “It should be evident that any examination of black music is an examination of the relationship between black and white America. This relationship has shaped the cultural evolution of the world and its negative roots run deep into our psyche.”
Listen to Adrian Younge new song Revolutionise from his forthcoming album The American Negro:
Adrian Younge is a member of The Midnight Hour and has produced for entertainment greats ranging from Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Wu-Tang Clan. He’s composed for television shows such as Marvel’s Luke Cage (with Ali Shaheed Muhammad), and films including Black Dynamite. He owns the Linear Labs boutique record label and analog studio, and is co-owner of Jazz Is Dead.
Watch the video of Adrian Younge new song Revolutionise from his forthcoming album The American Negro:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Telemakus - Sunray Junonia
Azmari - Samā'ī
Adrian Younge - Revolutionize
Pino Palladino, Blake Mills - Just Wrong
Dominique Fils-Aimé - You Left Me
Jon Batiste - CRY
Gianni Brezzo - Flower Rain
Bear Garden - New Kid
Sinitus Tempo - Above the Clouds
Olivier St.Louis - M.O.T.H. (Matters Of The Heartless)