Singer Esau Mwamwaya and producer Johan Hugo (of Radioclit) have announced their next full-length as the Very Best: Makes a King, out April 7 in the United States via Moshi Moshi. The album follows 2012's MTMTMK, and was recorded in Mdala Chikowa, Malawi. Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio, Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, London-based singer-songwriter Seye, and Jutty Ranx's Jutty Taylor are all on the record.
"Hear Me", which features Baio on bass, has already been unveiled. Now, the duo have shared another track featuring Baio, "Let Go"; listen to it above. Below, check out the tracklisting in full.
In a press release, Hugo says the album is about "celebrating the positive and the negative in life – and striving to stay happy through it all.”
Makes A King:
02 Hear Me
03 Let Go
04 Guju Guju
05 Bilmankwe ft. Jerere
07 Mwana Wanga
08 Mariana [ft. Seye]
09 The Dead and the Dreaming [ft. Seye]
11 Umasiye [ft. Baaba Maal]
13 Makes a King [ft. Jutty Taylor]