Young Fathers announce release of White Men are Black Men Too
- Kirstyn Smith
- 12 March 2015
Young Fathers' latest album White Men are Black Men Too released in April, new single 'Shame' out now
Young Fathers have announced their second studio album, White Men are Black Men Too, will be released on Mon 6 Apr.
Controversially-titled White Men are Black Men Too (more on that here), the Scottish trio's new album falls somewhere in between rock, pop and hip hop, unclassifiable in that it is so multi-genred.
The group themselves state: 'It sounds as if you are in the room during the recording, possibly experiencing a little existential trauma, but not enough that you don’t notice an earworm hook when you hear one. These hooks, they stay with you.'
Winners of both the SAY Awards and the Mercury Prize last year, as well as playing more than 130 shows across the world, the group wasted no time in getting to work on this album. Recorded in 'a hotel room in Illinois, a rehearsal room in Melbourne, a freezing cellar in Berlin … ' the record is focused on one main question: 'What your ID?'
New single 'Shame' is out now: 'When will you be happy again? Who cares. Keep moving and then, a moment and you realise, hey I’m happy, just now, right now and it comes home and you feel no shame. No. Shame.'