The phenomenal 8-piece band Kokoroko has shared a brand new track called We Give Thanks, from the band's forthcoming debut album Could We Be More.
Could We Be More is an expansive and ambitious album that speaks to the force of Kokoroko. Each song possesses the power to evoke memories and harness the feeling of home through music: from the psychedelic, funk-laden previous single Something’s Going On to the congregational energy of today’s track We Give Thanks,Could We Be More fuses together the African-London synergy which so naturally underpins the heat of the band’s identity. Inspired by the West-African and Caribbean music some of the band members grew up listening to in church and the sense of homecoming that came along with it, Kokoroko wrote the album trying to emulate that feeling of sentimentality to spark joy for the listener.
Introducing We Give Thanks today, Kokoroko explain: We were imagining playing live with this one - it's definitely written with that energy we get towards the end of a set. Some shows, like La Cigalle in Paris or Paradiso in Dam have legit felt magical for us & you always want to give that energy back. This is us trying to do that.
Listen to Kokorokonew single We Give Thanks, from the band's forthcoming debut album Could We Be More:
Kokoroko have come to represent all that is blissfully sweet about afrobeat and improvised music in London - an echo of the past that has taken on new forms while still sounding new and entirely original. Led by Sheila Maurice-Grey and Onome Edgeworth, the band is a vibrant example of the shape of things to come for British music: having released just7 tracks (1x EP and 3x singles) in their short career, they have quickly developed a huge cult following with 60Million+ Spotify streams to their name and a classic record already under their belt in 2018's intimate viral masterpiece Abusey Junction.
Watch below video to Kokorokonew single We Give Thanks, from the band's forthcoming debut album Could We Be More:
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