Young Fathers spent much of 2017 in the basement. They were in album mode, hard at work in their subterranean home studio, working on the follow-up to 2015's White Men Are Black Men Too. Aside from the excellent Trainspotting 2 original "Only God Knows," the Scottish has trio kept a low profile of late.
That changed in November when the majestic "Lord" dropped. Young Fathers have always had a flair for the dramatic, but this was a new level. Gone were the raw acoustics and distortion, replaced by booming synths and futuristic vocals. It's a passionate, ambitious effort that contrasts nicely with today's release, "In My View."
The band is moving at a vigorous BPM this time around, passing the mic over thudding drums and a huge hook. It's the second single off Cocoa Sugar, a new Young Fathers album arriving March 9. The vibrant video, directed by Jack Whiteley, is below.