THEESatisfaction – “Recognition” (Feat. Shabazz Palaces & Erik Blood)

Seattle art-rap duo THEESatisfaction are nearly three years from releasing their debut album awE NaturalE, though they’ve given us the odd EP or mixtape since then. But the official follow-up is now ready to go. The duo co-produced the sophomore LP EarthEE with Seattle multi-instrumentalist Erik Blood, another name in the city’s way out black-bohemian circle. Blood shows up on the spacey, kaleidoscopic “Recognition,” the album’s first single. Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction’s contemporaries and frequent collaborators, are on there, too — though it’s less rappers trading verses and more everyone reciting poetry all at once. Listen to “Recognition” and check out the EarthEE tracklist below.

01 “Prophetic Perfection”
02 “No GMO” (Feat. Taylor Brown)
03 “Planet For Sale”
04 “Blandland” (Feat. Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces)
05 “Fetch/Catch” (Feat. Taylor Brown)
06 “Nature’s Candy”
07 “EarthEE” (Feat. Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray & Erik Blood)
08 “Post Black, Anyway”
09 “Universal Perspective” (Feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
10 “WerQ” (Feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
11 “Sir Come Navigate” (Feat. Tendai Marire of Shabazz Palaces]
12 “Recognition” (Feat. Shabazz Palaces & Erik Blood)
13 “I Read You” (Feat. Erik Blood)

EarthEE is out 2/24 on Sub Pop.