Zara McFarlane shared two new songs “Black Treasure” and “Future Echoes” from her forthcoming album “Songs of Unknown Tongue”. “Black Treasure” is inspired by an exploration of Zara’s Jamaican heritage, especially folk traditions of Bruckins Party, Dinki Mini, and Kumina ritual dances. Her new sound is the culmination of this research and a reflection on how the history of Zara’s ancestors affects her story today.
Four years after her critically acclaimed, produced by Moses Boyd, reggae oriented third studio album “Arise”, she changed her musical direction into more heavy electro grooves of producers Kwake Bass and Wu-Lu.
Watch below the video to Zara McFarlane two new songs “Black Treasure” and “Future Echoes” from her forthcoming album “Songs of Unknown Tongue”:
“Black Treasure’ explores how the echoes of colonialism still resonate in society today but it is also a declaration, proclamation and celebration of black British womanhood acknowledging what historically has been taken and what remains innate within”, As McFarlane explained.
An album’s musical director Kwake Bass is a drummer and producer, who has worked with Mica Levi, MF Doom, Sampha and Kate Tempest. Wu-Lu is a multi-instrumentalist artist and producer, with a solid body of genre-bending music, working with the freshest names emerging from UK Jazz, Soul and Hiphop such as Ego Ella May, Lex Amor, and Poppy Ajudah.
Listen below to Zara McFarlane two new songs “Black Treasure” and “Future Echoes” from her forthcoming album “Songs of Unknown Tongue”:
Zara McFarlane's new album “Songs of Unknown Tongue” will come out via Brownswood Recordings on 17th July 2020.
- Everything Is Connected
- Black Treasure
- My Story
- Broken Water
- Run Of Your Life
- State Of Mind
- Native Nomad
- Roots Of Freedom
- Future Echoes
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Zara McFarlane - Black Treasure / Future Echoes
Joe Downard - Terror / A Portrait Of Shunkin
Graham Costello STRATA - Cyngus / Lyra
Ego Ella May - Give A Little / How Long 'Til We're Home
Prince Fatty, Shniece McMenamin and Horseman - Take Me As I Am
Hoodna Orchestra - Sof Layla (Ba Hoodna)
Jimmy Heath - Con Alma
Koma Saxo - Koma Mate
Ryan Porter - Madiba / Strasbourg St. Denis - Live
GoGo Penguin - Open
Mecca:83 - The Cypher
Leon Bridges, Terrace Martin - Sweeter
Jorja Smith - Rose Rouge
RoRo - Black - Palace of Me
Jo Kaiat, Noam David, Avishai Cohen - Koreduga la joie
Kahil El'Zabar, David Murray - Necktar
Kansas Smitty's - Temple of Bel
Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid - Same Prayer
Mulatu Astatke, Black Jesus Experience - Mascaram Setaba
Nikitch, Kuna Maze - Francis' Theme
Detroit Swindle, Jitwam - Coffee in the Morning - Radio Edit