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Africa Express Announce New Album, Share New Song “Johannesburg” Feat. Gruff Rhys and Others

EGOLI Due Out July 12 via Africa Express Records

May 10, 2019 Photography by Denholm Hewlett
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Multicultural collective Africa Express, which was spearheaded by Damon Albarn, have announced a new album, EGOLI, and shared its first single, "Johannesburg," which features vocals by Gruff Rhys (Welsh frontman of Super Furry Animals), alongside other featured artists Morena Leraba, Radio 123, and Sibot. EGOLI is due out July 12 via Africa Express Records. Check out "Johannesburg" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

A press release lays out the album's many participants as such: "Featured artists include Damon Albarn, Blue May, Gruff Rhys, Georgia, Ghetts, Mr Jukes, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Otim Alpha and Poté as well as emerging and established stars of the buzzing South African music scene including BCUC, Blk Jks, Dominowe, Faka, Infamous Boiz, DJ Spoko, Mahotella Queens, Moonchild Sanelly, Muzi, Morena Leraba, Nonku Phiri, Radio 123, Sibot, Sho Madjozi, Zola 7, Zolani Mahola (Freshly Ground) and Maskandi guitar legend Phuzekhemisi."

Rhys released a new solo album, Babelsberg, in 2018 via Rough Trade.

EGOLI Tracklist:

1. Welcome            

Africa Express ft. Phuzekhemisi

2. City In Lights              

Africa Express ft. Georgia, Mahotella Queens, Otim Alpha, Nick Zinner

3. The River                    

Africa Express ft. Muzi, Zola 7, Mahotella Queens

4. Bittersweet Escape      

Africa Express ft. Mr Jukes, Nonku Phiri, BCUC

5. Johannesburg             

Africa Express ft. Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot

6. Become the Tiger       

Africa Express ft. Sibot, Damon Albarn, Mr Jukes

7. Africa to the World    

Africa Express ft. Infamous Boiz, Dominowe, Otim Alpha, Mahotella Queens, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Radio 123

8. Absolutely Everything Is Pointing Towards the Light 

Africa Express ft. Gruff Rhys, Zolani Mahola

9. Where Will This Lead Us To?  

Africa Express ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Radio 123, Blue May

10. Mama                          

Africa Express ft. Otim Alpha, Georgia, Radio 123

11. No Games                   

Africa Express ft. Sho Madjozi, Poté, Moonchild Sanelly, Ghetts, Muzi, Radio 123

12. Morals                         

Africa Express ft. Moonchild Sanelly, Mahotella Queens, Muzi, Mr Jukes

13. Taranau           

Africa Express ft. Otim Alpha, Gruff Rhys

14. The Return of Bacardi 

Africa Express ft. DJ Spoko, FAKA

15. Sizi Freaks      

Africa Express ft. Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly

16. Twirl   

Africa Express ft. Poté, Ghetts

17. I Can't Move    

Africa Express ft. Damon Albarn, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Sibot, Blue May

18. See the World

Africa Express ft. Mahotella Queens, Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys

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May 10th 2019

Information about Africa Express announced a new album with many good and new songs. I really like this album.

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