Last week, London jazz group Sons of Kemet released their outstanding new album Black the Future (which we recently named Album of the Week!) via Impulse! Records. And today the band has shared another new video from the album. Their new single, “Pick Up Your Burning Cross,” features guest appearances from Moor Mother and Angel Bat Dawid, and its accompanying video depicts visual themes of “reconnecting with ancestral energies by confronting our fears and insecurities,” as saxophonist and bandleader Shabaka Hutchings says in a press release. Watch the new clip, directed by Ashleigh Jadee, below.
Read our recent interview feature, Sons of Kemet’s Journey of the World of the Artist.
Sons of Kemet’s 2018 album Your Queen Is a Reptile is featured on our list of the Top 150 Albums of the 2010s.
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