Free Nationals have announced their self-titled debut LP out December 13th via OBE, LLC / EMPIRE. The album features friends they’ve met along their musical journey including the late Mac Miller, Syd, Anderson .Paak, Kali Uchis, T.I., JID, Westside Gunn, Conway, Chronixx, Daniel Caesar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA, Benny Sings, Callum Connor, T. Nava and Joyce Wrice (full tracklisting below). Listen to the newest track from the album ‘Shibuya’ (feat. Syd), a smooth vibe driven track punctuated with crawling bass lines. Previously released singles from the album include ‘Eternal’ (feat Chronixx), ‘On Sight’ (feat. JID, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA), ‘Time’ (ft. Mac Miller and Kali Uchis) and ‘Beauty and Essex’ (ft. Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra) combining for over 60 million total streams.
Affectionately speaking of the collaboration on ‘Shibuya’, José Rios (Guitar), explains “We really wanted Syd for this track. The Internet is family to us, so getting her on this track was written in the stars..”
Best known for being Anderson .Paak’s live band, Free Nationals have toured the world meeting countless artists who inspire them. While the amount of all the contemporary musicians who inspire them would take an anthology of box sets, they boiled it down to a handful to include on the album, all of whom lend their talents in spreading the funk. Free Nationals means The first people of America, Indigenous to the land before Columbus came. Staying Indigenous to the funk, Free Nationals wanted to tribute their inspirations such as Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, and Al Green by incorporating musicianship while pioneering musical euphoria for a new generation.
Free National’s new single ‘Shibuya’ (ft. Syd) is out now.
‘Shibuya’ (ft. Syd): https://empire.lnk.to/Shibuya
‘Eternal Light’ (ft. Chronixx): https://EMPIRE.lnk.to/EternalLight
‘On Sight’ (ft. JID, Kadhja Bonet, MKINNA): https://EMPIRE.lnk.to/OnSight
‘Time’ (ft. Mac Miller and Kali Uchis): https://EMPIRE.lnk.to/Time
‘Beauty and Essex’ (ft. Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
Beauty & Essex (w/ Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
On Sight (w/ JID, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA)
Shibuya (w/ Syd)
Apartment (feat. Benny Sings)
Gidget (feat. Anderson .Paak)
Rene (feat. Callum Connor)
Time (w/ Kali Uchis & Mac Miller)
Cut Me A Break (feat T.I.)
Eternal Light (feat. Chronixx)
Oslo (feat. Callum Connor & T. Nava)
The Rivington (feat. Conway, Westside Gunn, Joyce)