Today the 75-year-old singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples announced that she will release a new EP at the end of April. Future-soul artist Son Little produced Your Good Fortune and wrote two of the four songs, the title track, and “Fight.” Staples has covered both Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept” and the classic gospel song “Wish I Had Answered” early in her career when she performed alongside her family as the Staples Singers. Staples made the following statement to Pitchfork regarding her work with Son Little, who has collaborated with the Roots and RJD2 in the past:
I’m always excited to do new songs and this young man wrote two just for me. Seemed like we were a team made in heaven. He writes from his heart; he’s a great singer who sings from his heart, and he reached my heart. I’m so glad we got to work together.
Listen to “Your Good Fortune” and check out the EP tracklist below.
Your Good Fortune tracklist:
01 “Your Good Fortune”
03 “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
04 “Wish I Had Answered”
Your Good Fortune is out 4/21 via Anti-.