heavy sociopolitical escalations
“I’m terrified at the moral apathy, the death of the heart, which is happening in my country.” Deepest political stance mixed with jazz? Must be the return of Fold. They’re back with Something Gives, a jazz-infused track mixed with Alice Walker and James Baldwin. Whether or not you like politics with your music, this is undeniably lovely in the jazzy-infused approach to hip hop. For those that really can’t bear the politics, it comes in an instrumental version as well.
Released on September 12, 2017 Something Gives is essentially a timely vehicle for the keen eloquence of James Baldwin whose voice, along with that of Alice Walker, is the basis of the track.
We’ve been feeling urgently compelled to respond somehow to the heavy sociopolitical escalations of late on both sides of the pond. This release is our way of bridging the distances & expressing our solidarity as human beings. Musically the tune bears similarities to A Tribe Called Quest’s jazzy hip hop vibes and Arthur Verocai’s Brazilian way of joy and despair all at once.