There’s exciting news from Moor Mother, aka Camae Ayewa, who has announced the release of her ninth studio album titled The Great Bailout. Releasing on March 8th through ANTI-, it saw the composer, poet, vocalist and educator invite an impressive list of artists to contribute to the album, including Lonnie Holley, Mary Lattimore, Vijay Ayer, Angel Bat Dawid, Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty and Aaron Dilloway, amongs others.
The 1833 Slavery Abolition Act and the 1835 Slavery Abolition Act acted as the backdrop for the album. “Research is a major part of my work, and researching history – particularly African history, philosophy and time – is a major interest,” Ayewa commented. “Europe and Africa have a very intimate and brutal relationship throughout time. I’m interested in exploring that relationship of colonialism and liberation, in this case in Great Britain.”
The delicate, spectral, and sublime opening track ‘Guilty’, shared alongside the album announcement, masterfully sets the tone for the album. “Displacement and its effects are not discussed enough,” Ayewa says. “The PTSD of displacement should be a focus, and as we have the opportunity to learn about things happening in the world, we also have the opportunity to learn about ourselves. We’ve been through so many different acts of systematic violence.”
‘Guilty’ features Lonnie Holley, Mary Lattimore and Raia Was, and is offered with an accompanying video . Watch it below.