Digital Music, Single News — August 14, 2017 at 8:11 am

Listen: Paul Weller spreads his sonic wings on new ‘Mother Ethiopia’ collaborations

Paul Weller’s  latest album, A Kind Revolution, has been out for just three months, but the former Jam and Style Council frontman is already dabbling in new musical territory, with the surprise release over the weekend of the three-part Afrobeat-flavored single “Mother Ethiopia.”

Part 1, an instrumental, is credited Paul Weller vs. Stone Foundation, and features the group whose 2017 album, Street Rituals, Weller produced. Part 2, also instrumental, features Bongo Bob.

And Part 3, dubbed “No Tribe No Colour,” features London-based Ethiopian three-piece Krar Collective, with the lead vocals — in Amharic — by Krar’s Genet Assefa.

The songs have been issued digitally on streaming services already, and will be released as a 12-single on Sept. 29; pre-orders are underway via Warner Music.

Listen to all three tracks below.







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