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Beverly Glenn-Copeland Details First Album In Almost 20 Years
Christian Eede , May 16th, 2023 14:33

'The Good Ones' will be released in July

Beverly Glenn-Copeland is set to release his first album in almost two decades this July.

Titled The Good Ones, the nine-track record marks Copeland's first full-length release since 2004's Primal Prayer and arrives off the back of a 2020 career retrospective LP and a 2021 remix album for his classic record Keyboard Fantasies. To mark the new record's announcement, Glenn-Copeland has shared the opening track, 'Africa Calling', which you can listen to just below.

In a statement, Glenn-Copeland said: "Over the years, I've come to understand that I share an undefinable, unnamed feeling ('a calling') with many other members of the African diaspora. A deep need to explore and express our heritage. Alongside the grief, there is a longing to know our roots, hidden from us as family lines were torn apart in the terrible days of the transatlantic slave trade.

"When writing 'Africa Calling,' the universe never presented me with 'words,' but truth is, no words can express this longing I and so many others feel. In a world still caught in the ties of colonialism, I know I am not alone in needing to heed the call of this generations-old longing."

Transgressive will release The Good Ones on July 28, 2023.