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Released: 03.02.23







It feels like an eternity since 2018’s Cocoa Sugar completely shattered my mind and rearranged it thoroughly, but we finally have a new Young Fathers LP to behold and, unsurprisingly, it is every bit the masterpiece we expected and deserved.

From their Mercury Prize-bagging debut DEAD, Edinburgh’s finest experimentalists have blazed a trail as a constantly evolving, always unpredictable beast of nature. Heavy Heavy follows a string of astonishing singles, with the glorious Geronimo and the blistering I Saw being in some phenomenal company here. Nearly a decade into their recording careers, they’re yet to run out of road in their quest to be the most singular, boundary-defying act the world can possibly contain, and Heavy Heavy is an almighty testament to that.


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