A small 10 years after his debut 'First born second' (and 4 years after the shelved 'Love for Sale'), soul sensation Bilal drops his new album!
A provocative genre-bending album that dissects love, politics and relationships, 'Airtightâ€™s Revenge' demonstrates the Philly-bred singerâ€™s growth as an artist. â€œItâ€™s a mix of jazz, hip-hop, soul, blues, and experimental free music,â€ says Bilal.
The differences in economical social classes inspired the track â€œRobots,â€ which scrutinizes societal and governmental effects on people. After watching the 2007 documentary, â€œZeitgeist: The Movie,â€ Bilal wrote â€œWho Are You.â€ â€œOf all religions, I drive to be human,â€ says Bilal. At the end of the day, we are all one. We need to connect with the spiritual side of ourselves; we donâ€™t need to inflict that on others. Itâ€™s OK to have free thought. â€œLittle Ones,â€ a smooth track with a soulful sound is dedicated to his sons. â€œMy youngest son has Sickle Cell and my oldest son has Autism. This song is for them,â€ stated Bilal. Steve McKie (Jill Scott, Estelle, Kindred, Vivian Green) co-produced the album with Bilal, recorded in Philadelphia, Virginia and Los Angeles. The album also features production by Nottz (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Drake), 88 Keys (Mos Def, Macy Gray, Musiq Soulchild), Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra and Tone Whitefield.
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