Kamasi Washington has announced new double record Heaven And Earth and shared first tracks "Fists Of Fury" and "Space Travelers Lullaby".
The record follows Washington's debut LP The Epic and last year's Harmony Of Difference short-player. New tracks "Fists Of Fury" and "Space Travelers Lullaby" are taken from the Earth and Heaven sides of the record respectively, and both come with new videos by director/artist Jenn Nkiru.
"'The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind.' This idea inspired me to make this album Heaven And Earth," says Washington of the record a statement. "The reality we experience is a mere creation of our consciousness, but our consciousness creates this reality based on those very same experiences. We are simultaneously the creators of our personal universe and creations of our personal universe. The Earth side of this album represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The Heaven side of this album represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me. Who I am and the choices I make lie somewhere in between."
The 16-track release was recorded with Washington's band The Next Step and members of The West Coast Get Down at LA's Henson Studios. Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Cameron Graves, Brandon Coleman, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, Tony Austin, and "many more" contribute to the collection.
Washington has a busy 2018, with a mammoth list of live dates scheduled for the coming months - find out his full live plans.