Gil Scott-Heron’s new album I’m New Here has been on heavy rotation since I bought it earlier in the week. It’s an absolute blinder, real return-to-form stuff that I heartily and unequivocally recommend.
If you fancy listening to it yourself, an official streamed version from Scott-Heron’s new label, XL Recordings, is available online. Here it is:
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If you like it, then please do the decent thing and go out and buy it. Streamed albums – official or otherwise – are all well and good, but you can’t pick them up or listen to them while you’re driving. At least, I don’t think you can.
While we’re on the subject, I also recommend The Observer’s recent insightful article on Gil Scott-Heron, which you can find here.