Listen: Damon Albarn Announces Congo Album, Previews Tracks
Last month we told you about Blur/Gorillaz lead singer Damon Albarn’s new project recording an album in the Democratic Republic of Congo with a few friends including Kwes, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Marc Antoine, Jo Gunton, producer Dan The Automator (Franz Ferdinand), Jneiro Jarel, and XL Recordings founder Richard Russell.
Now Albarn and his pals have finished the album, titled ‘Kinshasa One Two‘, with a planned digital release set for October 4 in the U.S. (October 3 in the UK).
The album was recorded in Kinshasa over five days, in collaboration with local musicians.
Proceeds from the sale of the forthcoming album will go to Oxfam to help their relief efforts in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Above, stream a cut from the LP, “Hallo“.
You can also stream two more track over at the project’s Soundcloud page here.
Below check out the track listing for the album.
‘Kinshasa One Two‘ track list:
01 Hallo [ft. Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge]
02 K-Town [ft. N’Gotshima and Bebson] 03 African Space Anthem (A.S.A) [ft. Ewing Sima of Tout Puissant Mukalo]
04 Love [ft. Love]
05 Lingala [ft. Bokatola System and Evala Litongo]
06 Lourds [ft. Yende Bongongo of Okwess International] 07 Respect of the Rules [ft. Loi X Liberal] 08 We Come From the Forest [ft. Bokatola System]
09 Customs [ft. Bokatola System] 10 Virginia [ft. Magakala Virginia Yollande and Yowa Hollande] 11 Ah Congo [ft. Jupiter Bokondji and Bokatola System]
12 Three Piece Sweet part 1&2 [ft. Bebson] 13 If You Wish to Stay Awake [ft. Washiba]
14 Departure [ft. Bokatola System]