NEWS \\ Shafiq Husayn announces new album ‘The Loop’ with an incredible line-up

5th March 2019

Shafiq Husayn, the multi-platinum producer and artist, has revealed details of new album ‘The Loop’ – including its star-studded personnel. 

Released on 29 March via UK label Eglo Records, ‘The Loop’ features more than 30 guest musicians. Recording for the album began in 2012, when Shafiq began hosting a series of studio sessions in his L.A. home. 

Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak, Jimetta Rose and Eglo Records’ own Fatima feature on the three tracks that are available to listen to now before the album drops at the end of the month. The album journeys through left-field R&B, hip-hop and Jazz influences, with an emphasis on melody and innovative production. Paintings by acclaimed Japanese visual artist Tokio Aoyama accompany the release, who created a painting for each track on the record.

Shafiq Husayn is best known for his band Sa-Ra, the alternative hip-hop group who are celebrated for their albums ‘The Hollywood Recordings’ (2007 ) and ‘Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love’ (2009). Sa-Ra welcomed J Dilla, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Bilal amongst others to record with them. 

Check out the full track list below and a list of confirmed collaborators on ‘The Loop’. 

1. The Flood
2. May I Assume feat. Jimetta Rose & Fatima
3. My-Story Of Love / Starring You
4. DMT (The Whill)
5. Between Us 2 feat. Bilal
6. Mrs Crabtree feat. Erykah Badu, N’Dambe & Aset SoSavvy
7. On Our Way Home feat. Fatima & Jimetta Rose
8. Walking Round Town prod. Flying Lotus
9. Cycles feat. Hiatus Kaiyote
10. Message In A Bottle feat. Coultrain
11. Its Better For You feat. Anderson Paak
12. Show Me How You Feel feat. Karen Be
13. Hours Away feat Om’Mas Keith & Coultrain
14. Twelve feat. The Dove Society
15. Picking Flowers feat. El Sadiq
16. Optimystical feat. Robert Glasper
17. New Worlds Over

Revealed personnel: 
Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, Robert Glasper, Coultrain, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave, I-Ced, Anderson Park, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Jimetta Rose, Fatima, Computer Jay, Medlodious Fly, Kamasi Washington, Eric Rico, Kelsey Gonzalez, Sunny Bey, Nia Andrews, Joseph Leimburg, Camille Martinez, Seven Davis Jnr, Jose Rios, Julian Lee, Itai Shapiro, Vicky Nyguen, Ivory Turner, Brian Hargrove, Om’Mas Keith, Dave Otis, Wes Singerman. 
 
 

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