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Second Posthumous Tony Allen Track Receives Release
Christian Eede , April 12th, 2021 16:23

'Stumbling Down', with Sampa The Great, features on a forthcoming album by the late drummer

Record label Decca has unveiled a second track from the forthcoming album by the late Tony Allen.

'Stumbling Down' sees the drummer combine with rapper Sampa The Great, and is one of 14 tracks that will appear on There Is No End when it's posthumously released later this month, exactly a year after Allen's death. You can watch a video for 'Stumbling Down' above.

Speaking about his experience of working with Allen, Sampa The Great says: "To be able to create with someone who constantly refined what music was to him and create his own musical language is an honour. Something I tried to do through this song and will continue to do onwards, is experiment with music. No holds barred. That's the best way to hear something you've never heard or express in a way you've never expressed before!"

There Is No End sees Allen collaborate with the likes of Skepta, Damon Albarn, Danny Brown and Nigerian poet Ben Okri. Skepta and Okri feature on the Damon Albarn-aided lead track 'Cosmosis', which was released last month.

"Tony's idea was to give rappers the space to breathe and freely create," producer Vincent Taeger says. "He wanted really not to just do Afrobeat, but rather something new and open, with very different sounds for the drums for each song and feels and tempos that were really grounded to the core in hip hop."

Decca will release There Is No End on April 30, 2021.