Den banebrydende musiker Kamasi Washington har netop udgivet sin nye sang ’Street Fighter Mas’, fra sit kommende, længeventede andet album ”Heaven and Earth”, der udkommer den 22. juni på Young Turks / Playground Music i Norden. Sammen med sangen deler Washington også en trailer til den kommende musikvideo, instrueret af A.G. Rojas. Se traileren til den nye, fede video her og lyt til ’Street Fighter Mas’ her.
”Heaven and Earth”, der følger op på Kamasi Washingtons anmelderroste debut ”The Epic”, består af to dele "Heaven" og "Earth" hvor Washington konfronterer dagligdags realiteter og kosmiske temaer.
Om ’Street Fighter Mas’ fortæller Kamasi Washington:
“When I was younger, I was in between the end of the arcade generation and the beginning of the console generation. We used to go to this place called Rexall to play Street Fighter. At Rexall, there would be different people from different hoods there playing the game. It was the one place that was like an equalizer. It was just about how good you were at Street Fighter...for the most part. In other places, you were afraid of these dudes; there, you would just play the game and it was what it was, you know? I was really good at Street Fighter, so where the song really came from was me jokingly saying I was going to have my own theme song so that when I showed up to play Street Fighter they’d play my theme song before I came in, like a boxer. In the context of the album, it was the connection that we got with those guys in our neighborhood. We used to call them OGs, the older guys that we looked up to.
In a lot of ways, for me, video games was the way I connected with them because I was never affiliated with any gangs, but I knew them and I was cool with them and that was mainly through the video games. At an older age I thought how amazing would it be if the OGs could just play the game and solve their problems that way. The meaning within the scope of the record is a connection to the past and all of the many ways we can connect.“
Kamasi Washington gæster Danmark hele to gange til sommer, hvor han spiller den 3. juni i Pumpehuset og den 10. august på Haven Festival på Refshaleøen i København.
1. Fists of Fury
2. Can You Hear Him
6. The Invincible Youth
8. One of One
9. The Space Travelers Lullaby
10. Vi Lua Vi Sol
11. Street Fighter Mas
12. Song for the Fallen
14. The Psalmnist
15. Show Us the Way
16. Will You Sing
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