Veteran R&B and soul artist Bilal has returned with his first album in five years. Stream VOYAGE-19 below via Bandcamp.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s In Another Life was created over the course of just three days last month in partnership with Brooklyn-based studio HighBreedMusic. Joining the Grammy-winning musician remotely was a long list of special guests, who all recorded their parts in real time as part of a live event. Among those who participated: Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Nick Hakim, Cory Henry, Madison McFerrin, Marcus Strickland, and Jaime Woods. Ben Williams, Ray Angry, Brandee Younger, Marcus Gilmore, Louis Cato, and Melanie Charles also appear on the project.
VOYAGE-19 is broken up into three separate parts, one for each day: “Day One – Warning-19”, “Day Two – Last Hope”, and “Day Three – Voyage to a New World”. Bilal co-produced the effort alongside Tariq Khan, known for his work with Badu and FKA twigs.
September 8, 2020