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Young Fathers Share New Song “Cocoa Sugar” and New Single Mix of “Border Girl”

Cocoa Sugar Out Now via Ninja Tune

Nov 01, 2018 Young Fathers
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Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers released a new album, Cocoa Sugar, back in March via Ninja Tune. Now they have shared a new song, “Cocoa Sugar,” which was almost the title track to the album but didn’t make the final tracklist. They have also shared a new David Wrench single mix of album track “Border Girl.” The two songs are being released as an AA-side single. Listen to both tracks below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

In a press release the band’s Kayus Bankole says “Cocoa Sugar” is “a sweet lullaby for my cocoa sugar - my love. Stay warm, stay safe and goodbye.”

Young Fathers surprised everyone by winning the Mercury Prize with their 2014 debut album, Dead. Previously they shared Cocoa Sugar tracks “In My View” (via a video and it was one of our Songs of the Week),“Lord,” and “Toy” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Plus there was a video for “Toy” and the band performed the song on Later with… Jools Holland. Then there was a video for “Holy Ghost.”

Cocoa Sugar was our Album of the Week.

Read our Soundtracking the Resistance interview with Young Fathers on music and politics.

Read our interview with Young Fathers on Cocoa Sugar.

Read our review of Cocoa Sugar.

Young Fathers Tour Dates:

11/09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
11/10 San Francisco, CA - The Independent (SOLD OUT)
11/11 San Francisco, CA - The Independent (SOLD OUT)
11/14 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/16 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/17 Vancouver, BC - Venue
11/19 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11/20 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere (SOLD OUT)
11/21 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere (SOLD OUT)
11/30 Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
12/01 Leeds, UK - Stylus (SOLD OUT)
12/02 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
12/04 Newcastle, UK - Boiler Shop
12/05 Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
12/11 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton

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