As far as jazz goes, Ezra Collective are one of its standout bands. They encapsulate the sounds currently coming out of London, drawing on Afrobeats, hip-hop and grime to create their gumbo of styles. The band were able to put all of this and more into their 2017 EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher, with it gaining critical acclaim upon its release and now they're gearing up to drop their debut album, You Can't Steal My Joy. The project is out on April 26 and features an all-star line-up including Loyle Carner, KOKOROKO and Jorja Smith. Taken from the album, "Quest For Coin" is an uplifting jazz rendition and the shrilling trumpet, coupled with the boom-bap of the drum beat, reflect the spirited sentiment of the song.
"'Quest For Coin' is about the pursuit of money, but not losing your soulfulness in the process," explains bandleader and drummer, Femi Koleoso. "You know when you can't afford the train, so you get the bus and meet a beautiful stranger who talks to you about your saxophone case? Yeah, that. Basically, city life. London life."