Young Fathers announce new album ‘Cocoa Sugar’; Reveal single ‘In My View’

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Out Friday, March 9 on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
New single ‘In My View’ released today;

Watch the Jack Whiteley directed video here

In November last year, Young Fathers announced that they’d completed work on a new album. The trio – Alloysious MassaquoiGraham ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole – marked the news by previewing a brand new song, ‘Lord’ and a subsequent accompanying video. Just like their previous standalone 2017 single ‘Only God Knows’ (written for the Trainspotting T2 film and described by director Danny Boyle as “the heartbeat of the film”), ‘Lord’ provided an enticing glimpse of what to expect from Young Fathers’ third full album; something typically unique and exhilarating, but leaner, more muscular and self-assured than ever before.

Today, Young Fathers announce full details of that album. Titled Cocoa Sugar, the twelve track album is out Friday, March 9 on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music and follows the group’s previous two albums; 2014’s Mercury Prize-winning DEAD and 2015’s White Men Are Black Men Too. Written and recorded throughout 2017 in the band’s basement studio and HQ, Cocoa Sugar sees Young Fathers operating with a newfound clarity and direction, and is without doubt their most confident and complete statement to date.

To celebrate news of the new album, Young Fathers today reveal a brand new single ‘In My View’. Accompanied by a video directed by Jack Whiteley, ‘In My View’ is available now on all digital services, while the video can be seen below.

Cocoa Sugar will be available on CD, LP, limited LP and via all digital services. It features a striking visual aesthetic, with cover photography from Julia Noni and creative direction from Tom Hingston.

The album is available to pre-order from today via

Young Fathers Cocoa Sugar

1. See How
2. Fee Fi
3. In My View
4. Turn
5. Lord
6. Tremolo
7. Wow
8. Border Girl
9. Holy Ghost
10. Wire
11. Toy
12. Picking You

Cocoa Sugar by Young Fathers is out Friday, March 9 on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
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Featured Photo Credit : Julia Noni

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