Young Fathers – “Shame”

Following up a Mercury Prize is no easy task, and considering UK-based trio Young Fathers won the honor for their 2014 record DEAD, they have a lot to live up to. Listening to their new single “Shame,” though, it doesn’t seem like that pressure even crossed their minds while recording the upcoming White Men Are Black Men Too. The track hums and pulses with buzzing hip-hop rhythms and intermittent, buried gospel bits, never losing momentum as it careens along toward an abrupt ending. It’s always impressive when a group can blend this many disparate sounds and genres without sounding messy, and that’s what ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi, and Kayus Bankole have achieved. Listen below.

White Men Are Black Men Too will be out 4/7 via Big Dada.