After signing to Warp Records and sharing "Ready To Ball" earlier this month, multitalented rapper and drummer Kassa Overall has announced new album. Animals is due May 26 via Warp (pre-order). The album is stacked with cool guest appearances including Danny Brown, Wiki, Vijay Iyer, Laura Mvula, Francis and the Lights, Lil B, Shabazz Palaces, and more. Kassa says of the album:
We call ourselves humans, right? But we kind of do animalistic shit towards each other. We justify immorality by almost stripping people of their humanity. He's an animal, so we can treat him as such. All these different kinds of little questions in these songs point to questions about humanity: am I free? Or am I a circus animal? These questions intersect with the way I think about race.
Kassa shared new single "Make My Way Back Home" today, with features from Nick Hakim and Theo Croker. The song is characteristically jazzy, propelled by a piano- and drum-forward instrumental underneath reflective verses. "Make My Way Back Home" comes with a music video directed by *Uncanny. Watch it and check out the artwork and tracklist for Animals below.
Kassa Overall has also has his "Ready To Ball" tour coming up, including shows in Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and more. The tour comes to Brooklyn on June 15 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for all dates are available now, and all dates are listed below.