Moor Mother has announced a new album. On September 17, Camae Ayewa will release Black Encyclopedia of the Air, her first for Anti-. She previously released the single “Zami” earlier this year, and today she’s shared the second single, “Obsidian,” which features Pink Siifu. In a press release, she says the new track was inspired by “thinking about one’s proximity to violence. Thinking about violence in the home. Violence in communities.”
The new track also has a video directed by Ari Marcopoulous, who says, “We decided to start the video in front of Alice and John Coltrane’s house. Nuff said. I could elaborate if you want me to. But it’s the spirit right there.” Watch it below, and check out the album’s artwork and tracklist.
Moor Mother has also announced that she’ll be performing at this year’s Basilica Soundscape festival, which takes place September 17-18 in Chatham, New York.
Moor Mother Black Encyclopedia of the Air tracklist:
1. Temporal Control Of Light Echoes
2. Mangrove (feat. Elucid & Antonia Gabriela)
3. Race Function (Feat. Brother May)
4. Shekere (Feat. Lojii)
5. Vera Hall (Feat. Bfly)
6. Obsidian (Feat. Pink Siifu)
7. Iso Fonk
8. Rogue Waves
9. Made a Circle (Feat. Nappy Nina, Maassai, Antonia Gabriela & Orion Sun)
10. Tarot (Feat. Yatta)
11. Nighthawk Of Time (Feat. Black Quantum Futurism)
13. Clock Fight (Feat. Elaine Mitchner & Dudu Kouate)
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