Knitting Factory Records Inc. / Femi Kuti presents the Legendary Afrobeat artist, Femi Kuti from the Legendary Afrobeat singing practicing family of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti as he premieres this new track off his forthcoming album due to arrive on the 23rd of February, 2018 and the song is titled Na Their Way Be That which is a conscious tune.
Femi Kuti, releases a “hopeful, horn-fueled song” – Ryan Reed (Rolling Stone, USA) “Na Their Way Be That,” from his forth coming 10th LP, One People One World.
Femi explains the single as “an easy explanation as to why some people act in a negative way … It’s just their nature, and it explains why they should be ignored.”
Na Their Way Be That, is the singer’s second single from One People One World LP, out February 23rd. The whole project comes from a depth that Femi believes should inspire the younger generation in areas that will instigate social change positively.
Femi Kuti is a Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Femi Kuti’s music is the heart and soul of modern Afrobeat. Femi’s father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, created the style – a blend of traditional Nigerian drum patterns, the smooth groove of highlife and American soul, funk and R&B.
Femi and his band, Positive Force, are at the forefront of that movement, continually expanding the music’s vocabulary, adding hints of punk and hip-hop to the sound, while maintaining its traditional roots and political message.
One People One World sees Femi returning to the music’s African roots. Hints of reggae, highlife, soul, R&B and other African, Caribbean and African American flavors go swirling through the mix, adding depth and complexity to the arrangements, but the influences don’t distract from Femi’s signature sound.
The One People One World album is pure Afrobeat, with the potent horn lines Femi created for the band punching up the tempo, driving everything forward at a frenetic pace. The new album is still political but, for the first time, there are love songs and celebrations of our common humanity. “Yes, the music is more uplifting, more optimistic,” Femi says. “I’m a father and I love my kids, so I want to give the younger generation a message of hope. Despite all our problems, we can create greatness in our lives.” – Femi Kuti, Rolling Stone, (USA).