Chicago artist/activist Damon Locks and the Black Monument Ensemble have announced a new album. NOW is the follow-up to 2019’s Where Future Unfolds and it arrives April 9 via International Anthem, with a physical release to follow on July 9. Below, check out the collage-style video for the first single, “Now (Forever Momentary Space).”
Locks and the ensemble recorded NOW at Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio in “only a few takes,” according to a press release. The ensemble includes: musicians Angel Bat Dawid, Ben LaMar Gay, Dana Hall, and Arif Smith; singers Phillip Armstrong, Monique Golding, Rayna Golding, Tramaine Parker, Richie Parks, Erica Rene, and Eric Tre’von; and dancers Raven Lewis, Cheyenne Spencer, Mary Thomas, Bryonna Young, Tiarra Young, and Keisha Janae.
01 Now (Forever Momentary Space)
02 The People Vs. The Rest of Us
03 Keep Your Mind Free
04 Barbara Jones-Hogu and Elizabeth Catlett Discuss Liberation
05 Movement and You
06 The Body Is Electric