Knitting Factory Records has announced the release of From Africa With Fury: Rise, the mighty new album from Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80. The album – which follows Kuti’s critically praised debut, 2008’s Many Things – arrives in stores and all DSPs on June 21st.
From Africa With Fury: Rise sees Kuti picking up the mantle as undisputed champion and true prince of the Afrobeat movement, heading up Egypt 80, the extraordinary combo first fronted by his renowned father, Fela. Produced by Brian Eno, John Reynolds, and Kuti, with additional production by Godwin Logie, the album captures Seun and Egypt 80’s extraordinary power, fraught with scorching rhythms and kinetic funk energy. With Kuti’s booming vocal stylings at the forefront, songs like “African Soldiers” and “Rise” are fueled by call-and-response hooks, breakneck tempos, and combative, topical lyricism which firmly sets the classic Egypt 80 sound in the modern era.