The six-track LP, which features rapper Lala &ce and a reinterpretation of a Beverly Glenn-Copeland song, is out September 8th.
Her third album, The Fifth Season, is inspired by the myths in the Broken Earth trilogy by NK Jemisin. In addition to collaborators such as tuba player Theon Cross, Nathaniel Cross on trombone, percussionist Valentina Magaletti and keyboardist Nick Weiss, rapper Lala &ce features on LP closer "Le Malentendu." The second track, "Don't Despair," reinterprets Beverly Glenn-Copeland's song of the same name, while the opening piece pulls from acid-impressionist composer Lili Boulanger's "Old Buddhist Prayer."
The Fifth Season, out September 8th via the French label, follows her 2019 debut album, Ancestor Boy and its companion LP of collaborative reworks, Ancestor Boy II.
Read our 2018 Label Of The Month feature on Latency.
Listen to "You, At The End."
And listen back to a 2019 episode of The Hour on the RA Exchange, which features a conversation between Lafawndah and Midori Takada about their joint composition, Le Renard Bleu.
01. Old Prayer
02. Don't Despair
03. You, At The End
04. The Stillness
06. Le Malentendu feat. Lala &ce
Latency will release The Fifth Season on September 8th, 2020.
Photo credit: Ib Kamara
Artwork credit: Marguerite Humeau