- The first single, B£E feat. Blackhaine, is out now.
Joshua Inyang and Joshua Reid, AKA Space Afrika, have announced their latest full-length work.
Featuring classical strings, guitar and vocal cameos, Honest Labour is a 19-track LP spanning ambient, downtempo and experimental. Arriving on August 27th via Dais Records, it includes appearances from LA Timpa, Bianca Scout and Blackhaine, among others.
The album is "a homage to UK energy," as well as an exploration of "love and loss," Inyang and Reid said in a statement. The title refers to one of Inyang's family members, "who was called Honest Labour for his loyalty and resilience," as well as the duo's approach to music-making. Created during lockdown after Reid's move to Berlin, the album was inspired by "records that leave an impression, and help the listener deal with their life," according to the duo.
The announcement comes on the heels of Space Afrika's new EP, Untitled (To Describe You), and follows their 2020 mixtape, Hybtwibt?.
Watch a video for "B£E feat. Blackhaine," the first single off Honest Labour.
Revisit Space Afrika's RA Podcast from earlier this year.
02. Indigo Grit feat. guest
03. Lose You Beau
06. Preparing The Perfect Response ~
07. Ny Interlude
08. Rings ft. guest
09. Noise Sweet
10. B£E feat. Blackhaine
11. Like Orchids
12. Meet Me At Sachas
13. U feat. kinseyLloyd
15. Girl Scout Cookies feat. Bianca Scout
16. Ladybird Drone
17. With Your Touch
18. Strength feat. LA Timpa
19. Honest Labour feat. HforSpirit
Dais will release Honest Labour on August 27th, 2021.
Photo credit: Chloe Magdelaine Timon Benson