Audio Premiere: The Black Opera x Georgia Anne Muldrow & Tall Black Guy - "Beginning Of The End"
The Black Opera teams with Georgia Anne Muldrow and Tall Black Guy to debut the new single "Beginning Of The End" from their forthcoming The Great Year LP, due out September 30th via Mello Music Group. The track follows their previous singles "Behold The Opera" and "No Water." "Beginning Of The End" is a stunning movement plucked from the impending black mass that boasts a post-apocalyptic libretto and crisp boom-bap breaks. A lingering mezzo-soprano blends with a haunting, hazy vocal performance that finds Georgia channeling a host of influences, from the chants of lucumí and santeria to the stringent harmonies of the time-honored negro spiritual and quite possibly Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit." Priming the palettes of fans for their highly-anticipated release, TBO ensures that the spaced-out future forward aesthetic of their earlier releases remains a constant as their narrative progresses:
Trusted with a culture kept under the concrete, the warning has been spread for years. Many assumed their operations were limited to underground societies or secret networks. But, The Black Opera have been among us all along. The time to hide is behind them. There will be no riot; the revolution has already taken place. The Great Year has come.
The new album’s influences musically are as diverse as they are aesthetically. From tribal rhythms to overdriven synths and from pulsing drums to intimate vocals, The Great Year’s sound is distinctly its own. Taking on a modern day palette, TBO has envisioned a new world, musically. With vocal contributions from Georgia Anne Muldrow, and orchestration from creative minds like Tall Black Guy, Wajeed, yU and Arjun Singh, The Black Opera have assembled a team to help them communicate their message to the world.
"Beginning Of The End" lands as TBO prepares to wrap their current tour. They are slated to rock in San Francisco on September 26th and Los Angeles on September 27th alongside Jaded Inc. aka Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT. Check the track below to listen to "Beginning Of The End." Pre-order The Great Year LP via iTunes. Scroll down to check out upcoming tour dates and stay tuned for more from The Black Opera.
The Black Opera Tour Dates:
9/26 - The Chapel - San Fransisco, CA
9/27 - Bootleg Theatre - Los Angeles, CA