Chicago’s Damon Locks Shares New Single from Forthcoming 15-Piece Ensemble Project
'Where Future Unfolds' LP lands digitally on May 31 with International Anthem.
Chicago’s Damon Locks has revealed new single “The Colors That You Bring” from his forthcoming project, Where Future Unfolds.
What began as a solo sound collage piece with Locks sampling Civil Rights era speeches to create an improvisational pallet for performance on his drum machine eventually expanded into the fully-fledged 15-piece “Black Monument Ensemble” featuring musicians (including Angel Bat Dawid on clarinets and Dana Hall on drums), singers (alumni of the Chicago Children’s Choir), and dancers (members of Chicago youth dance company Move Me Soul.) Locks contributed the album cover art and wrote all lyrics and compositions.
The release is described as “an excursion through political activism and astral jazz,” recorded live at Garfield Park Conservatory as part of Red Bull Music Festival, Chicago, on November 15, 2018. It lands digitally on May 31 with Chicago-based recording company International Anthem, with CD and vinyl pressings hitting record stores on June 14.
01. Statement of Intent / Black Monument Theme
02. Sounds Like Now
03. Solar Power
04. Rebuild A Nation
05. Which I Believe It Will
06. Which I Believe I Am
07. The Colors That You Bring
08. The Future?
10. From A Spark To A Fire
Where Future Unfolds LP lands digitally on May 31 with International Anthem, with pre-order and a stream of opener “Statement of Intent / Black Monument Theme” and “The Colors That You Bring” here.