Makaya McCraven’s new album, In These Times, out in September

Photo: David Marques

In the works for a long time, In These Times, the eighth album from celebrated and prolific percussionist, composer and producer Makaya McCraven will see the light of day in September. Envisioned by McCraven since after the release of his 2015 debut record In The Moment, In These Times is a dream of an album come true. Featuring a 11 song suite, the album is described as “a highly personal but broadly communicable fusion of odd-meter original compositions from his working songbook with orchestral, large ensemble arrangements and the edit-heavy “organic beat music””.

McCraven assembled an incredible cast of musicians and creative partners to bring this album to life, including Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, and Marquis Hill.

Following ‘Seventh String’, the Chicago based beat scientist released a second spellbinding single called ‘Dream Another’. The track is offered with an accompanying music visualizer directed and animated by Nik Arthur. Watch it below and listen to the previous single straight after.


In These Times is out on September 23rd through International Anthem / Nonesuch / XL Recordings

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