An award-winning tuba player and composer Theon Cross released his new single We Go Again.
Theon not only redefines what can be done with his instrument but also transcends traditional genre conventions with his heady brew of low-end theory combined with strains of jazz, dub, hip-hop, soca, grime, and other sounds from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.
"We Go Again" is about choosing to forgive ourselves from moments of ignorance in our past and making the conscious decisions to embrace a new day of reinvention and growth. Although lockdown has been challenging, it’s also given us time to reflect and think about the changes we wish to see once we return to normalcy. I look forward to the return of live performance and having the privilege to present new music, new ideas and a new outlook, Theon described his new song.
This year sees him following up his critically acclaimed 2019 debut album, Fyah, with a new album on which he will again push the sonic boundaries of his tuba by using the studio to turn it into a complete beat and melody making machine on which a range of vocalists and rappers will add their verses. Essentially he is looking to create a sound system powered by breath and, in so doing, explore his Afro-Caribbean roots, change perceptions of himself and his instrument and explore themes of self-reliance, place and identity.
Watch the video below of Theon Crossnew single We Go Again:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Lumison, Matt Carmichael - Last Place
Soul Supreme - Feelin' Good / Officially in Love / Still Shining
Theon Cross - We Go Again
Mammoth - Ourglass
30/70 - Tastes Like Freedom
Don't Problem - King Kong
Nils Petter Molvær - Median
Thijsenterprise - Three Houses
Levitation Orchestra - Life is Suffering / Send and Receive Love Only
Brandee Younger - Reclamation
Miguel Muziq, Yelfris Valdés - Havana to Cyprus
Marcelo Monteiro - Deyeh
Barton Think, Dynamite MC - My Last Album
Brasstracks - Welcome Back
Mumu Fresh - Queen of Culture
Janelle Monáe - Stronger (from the Netflix Series We The People)
Common, PJ - Imagine
Swindle, Loyle Carner, Kojey Radical & JNR Williams - LOST
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