Today, UK quintet Ezra Collective return to share a new single. “What Am I To Do?” features Loyle Carner’s effortlessly breezy lyricism over Ezra Collective’s drum-led heartbeat, smooth horns, and fluttering keys. The track arrives as they come off of a headlining North American tour and is the third single from their upcoming debut, You Can’t Steal My Joy, due April 26th. It follows previous releases “Quest for Coin” and “Reason In Disguise” featuring Jorja Smith.
Recently named one of Rolling Stone’s great musical discoveries from SXSW, Ezra Collective is comprised of Femi Koleoso (drums), TJ Koleoso (bass), Joe Armon-Jones (keys), Dylan Jones (trumpet), and James Mollison (saxophone), and together, they are adding their own fresh and imaginative spin on jazz’s timeless footprint. With their debut album, the group marries the delicacies and classic sounds of the genre with afrobeat, hip-hop and dancehall rhythms for a sound that cements them as one of the UK’s most exciting acts among the country’s burgeoning jazz resurgence.
Hear “What Am I To Do?” feat. Loyle Carner above, see full album details below.
You Can’t Steal My Joy
April 26, 2019
1. Space Is The Place (Reprise)
2. Why You Mad?
3. Red Whine
4. Quest For Coin
5. Reason In Disguise ft. Jorja Smith
6. What Am I To Do? ft. Loyle Carner
7. Chris And Jane
8. People Saved
9. Philosopher II
10. São Paulo
11. King Of The Jungle
12. You Can’t Steal My Joy
13. Shakara ft. KOKOROKO