Guests include Kojey Radical, Angélique Kidjo, and Joey Bada$$, in addition to Denzel Curry, who appeared on the LP’s previously released first single, ‘Lane.’ The album is the follow-up to ‘The Return,’ the ARIA Award and Australian Music Prize-winning first album from 2019.
‘Never Forget,’ a new track and video off the LP by the Zambian-born Botswana-raised artist and rapper, includes Chef 187, Tio Nason, and Mwanjé. The song is described as “an salute to Zamrock,” specifically kalindula music, and is backed by a video that also features the aforementioned performers. The film includes archive video of Zambian artist Paul Ngozi, late President Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia’s first president), and Zamrock maestros WITCH.
“This homage was inspired by the band WITCH and its main vocalist Mr Jagari Chanda, who has become one of my musical teachers,” she said. “I found Zamrock later in life and was astonished that although this music was well-known across the world, it was not completely honored and acknowledged in Zambia today.”
She went on: “It spoke to me because I saw parallels in my own life, having seen my career take off outside of my natal country. I believed it was appropriate to pay tribute to those who came before me by fusing past, present, and future via music and visuals, transferring the torch from one generation to the next “.
Her debut solo album, The Return, peaked at No. 12 on the ARIA Albums Chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019 she won Best Hip Hop Release for her second single, “Final Form”.
- Lane (feat. Denzel Curry)
- Never Forget (feat. Chef 187, Tio Nason and Mwanjé)
- Mask On (feat. Joey Bada$$)
- Can I Live (feat. WITCH)
- Imposter Syndrome (feat. James Sakala)
- Lo Rain (feat. Mwanjé)
- IDGAF (feat. Kojey Radical)
- Let Me Be Great (feat. Angélique Kidjo)