12 Questions will be the debut album under Smith's Future Utopia project, and he's shared two tracks from the LP along with the announcement - "Do We Really Care? Pt. 1", which features Tom Grennan and Tia Carys, and sees Grennan interpolate The Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City", and "Do We Really Care? Pt. 2", a collaboration with Simon Armitage.

Smith's Future Utopia artist project will feature a huge range of collaborators, inclduing Arlo Parks, Stormzy, Kojey Radical, Dave, Easy Life, Idris Elba, Kano, Dan Smith of Bastille, and more.

According to a press release, 12 Questions is based on a series of questions that Smith presents to different collaborators.

He says of the LP, "I made this record not because I could but because I had to - there was no other way to progress. It’s the most ambitious, exciting and terrifying thing I’ve ever done. Creatively, it’s a colourful musical playground - the culmination of everything I’ve learned over my career, from 70’s progressive rock to hip hop. Culturally, it’s a celebration of humanity, whilst shining a light on some of the cruel injustices in the world. I’m so proud and humbled by the hugely diverse group of collaborators who have spoken their truths on the album. I hope the answers will enlighten the listeners and stir debate."

Tracklist:

  1. Fear Or Faith Pt.1 (feat. Alysia Harris)
  2. Promised Land (feat. Mikky Ekko)
  3. Fear Or Faith Pt.2 (feat. Idris Elba)
  4. How Much Is Enough? (feat. Kojey Radical)
  5. Million$Bill (feat. Kojey Radical, Easy Life)
  6. Do We Really Care? Pt.1 (feat. Tom Grennan, Tia Carys)
  7. Do We Really Care? Pt.2 (feat. Simon Armitage)
  8. What’s In A Name? (feat. Dan Smith of Bastille)
  9. Why Are We So Divided, When We’re So Connected? (feat. Es Devlin)
  10. Children Of The Internet (feat. Dave)
  11. How Do We Find Our Truth? (feat. Stormzy, Beatrice Mushiya)
  12. What’s The Cost Of Freedom? (feat. Albert Woodfox)
  13. Freedom (feat. Kano)
  14. Mountain Girl (feat. Ruelle)
  15. Is It Too Late To Save The Planet? (feat. Katrin Fridriks)
  16. What Happens Next? / Way Back When (feat. Lafawndah)
  17. Nature or Nurture? (feat. Jelani Blackman, Ghetts)
  18. What Matters Most? (feat. Arlo Parks)
  19. Stranger In The Night (feat. Arlo Parks)
  20. What Is Love? (feat. Duckwrth)
  21. Fear or Faith Pt.3 (feat. Alysia Nicole Harris)
"Do We Really Care? Pt. 1" and "Pt. 2" are both out now. Fraser T Smith's Future Utopia 12 Questions album will be released via Platoon/70Hz on 23 October.