The Roots unveil new song, 'When The People Cheer'
The Roots have unveiled a new song from their forthcoming album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. The piano-driven track sees the Philadelphia band spit out verses full of reflection, with the chorus hammering the tone perfectly. A track of this nature is often difficult to pull off, but The Roots have been in the game for a long time now - a point showcased effortlessly on the perfectly titled 'When The People Cheer'. Listen below.
And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is released on May 13th via Def Jam.
With Metallica and Lou Reed putting the fear of god into cross-genre collaborations, Elvis Costello & The Roots' joint effort was always going to be met with trepidation. However, the likes of 'Walk Us Uptown' felt more safe than outright ridiculous, which is by no means a bad thing. [read more]
'Tomorrow' has a much brighter vibe than its predecessor, 'When The People Cheer', and is now available for you to check out. [read more]
The Roots' new album & Then You Shoot Your Cousin doesn't have a release date yet, but more details are coming to light about what it sounds like. It'll be a "dense" concept album filled with many different characters. [read more]