Having released her debut album Fetish Bones back in 2016, musician-poet-artist-workshop facilitator Camae Ayewa – aka Moor Mother – has since been wowing fans with 2017’s The Motionless Present and 2020’s innovative project with Swedish musician Olof Melander, Anthologia, which raised money for disability justice. Now, following much critical acclaim, she has announced her upcoming new album – Black Encyclopedia Of The Air – an exploratory reflection on modern life, recorded last year, once again with Melander.
Taken from the album, latest single ‘Shekere‘ features Philadelphia rapper lojii and is propelled by a stripped-back, jazz-infused musicality as it oozes a swirling, stirring allure and immersive, soulful drive. As its poetically poignant lyricism is set against the captivating flow of the instrumentation – soaring strings providing the backdrop for the hypnotic vocal refrain of “Shekere” – a truly bewitching haze is created. With this latest offering, Moor Mother offers an exquisitely enthralling, and undeniably necessary, battle-cry: a compelling taste of what’s to come from the album.
Black Encyclopedia Of The Air, the upcoming album from Moor Mother, is set for release on 17th September via ANTI-.
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