Published May 08, 2019Damon Albarn's Africa Express project has announced a new album called EGOLI. It's due out on July 12.
The 18-track album was recorded over the span of a week in Johannesburg, South Africa, last January and takes its name from the Xhosa word for the "city of gold."
Africa Express promotes collaboration between Western and African artists, and in addition to Albarn, the cast of players this time around includes guitarist Phuzekhemisi, Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, Ghetts, Mr. Jukes, Georgia, Radio 123 and Mahotella Queens.
See the full tracklisting for EGOLI down below.
"Johannesburg" is the first single from the album to be released, and you can stream it down below, where you'll also find an album trailer.
1. Welcome (ft. Phuzekhemisi)
2. City In Lights (ft. Georgia, Mahotella Queens, Otim Alpha, Nick Zinner)
3. The River (ft. Muzi, Zola 7, Mahotella Queens)
4. Bittersweet Escape (ft. Mr Jukes, Nonku Phiri, BCUC)
5. Johannesburg (ft. Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot)
6. Become The Tiger (ft. Sibot, Damon Albarn, Mr Jukes)
7. Africa To The World (ft. Infamous Boiz, Dominowe, Otim Alpha, Mahotella Queens, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Radio 123)
8. Absolutely Everything Is Pointing Towards The Light (ft. Gruff Rhys, Zolani Mahola)
9. Where Will This Lead Us To? (ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Radio 123, Blue May)
10. Mama (ft. Otim Alpha, Georgia, Radio 123)
11. No Games (ft. Sho Madjozi, Poté, Moonchild Sanelly, Ghetts, Muzi, Radio 123)
12. Morals (ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Mahotella Queens, Muzi, Mr Jukes)
13. Taranau (ft. Otim Alpha, Gruff Rhys)
14. The Return Of Bacardi (ft. DJ Spoko, FAKA)
15. Sizi Freaks (ft. Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly)
16. Twirl (ft. Poté, Ghetts)
17. I Can't Move (ft. Damon Albarn, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Sibot, Blue May)
18. See The World (ft. Mahotella Queens, Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys)