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."
- Fear Or Faith Pt.1 (feat. Alysia Harris)
- Promised Land (feat. Mikky Ekko)
- Fear Or Faith Pt.2 (feat. Idris Elba)
- How Much Is Enough? (feat. Kojey Radical)
- Million$Bill (feat. Kojey Radical, Easy Life)
- Do We Really Care? Pt.1 (feat. Tom Grennan, Tia Carys)
- Do We Really Care? Pt.2 (feat. Simon Armitage)
- What’s In A Name? (feat. Dan Smith of Bastille)
- Why Are We So Divided, When We’re So Connected? (feat. Es Devlin)
- Children Of The Internet (feat. Dave)
- How Do We Find Our Truth? (feat. Stormzy, Beatrice Mushiya)
- What’s The Cost Of Freedom? (feat. Albert Woodfox)
- Freedom (feat. Kano)
- Mountain Girl (feat. Ruelle)
- Is It Too Late To Save The Planet? (feat. Katrin Fridriks)
- What Happens Next? / Way Back When (feat. Lafawndah)
- Nature or Nurture? (feat. Jelani Blackman, Ghetts)
- What Matters Most? (feat. Arlo Parks)
- Stranger In The Night (feat. Arlo Parks)
- What Is Love? (feat. Duckwrth)
- 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.