Heavy Heavy
by Young Fathers

— Released 3rd February 2023

Young Fathers - Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings - announce details of their brand new album Heavy Heavy. Set for release on February 3rd 2023 via Ninja Tune, it’s the group’s fourth album and their first since 2018’s album Cocoa Sugar. The 10-track project signals a renewed back-to-basics approach, just the three of them in their basement studio, some equipment and microphones: everything always plugged in, everything always in reach. 

Alongside the announ...

Young Fathers - Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings - announce details of their brand new album Heavy Heavy. Set for release on February 3rd 2023 via Ninja Tune, it’s the group’s fourth album and their first since 2018’s album Cocoa Sugar. The 10-track project signals a renewed back-to-basics approach, just the three of them in their basement studio, some equipment and microphones: everything always plugged in, everything always in reach. 

Alongside the announcement ‘Heavy Heavy’, Young Fathers will make their much anticipated return to stages across the UK and Europe beginning February 2023 - known for their electrifying performances, their shows are a blur of ritualistic frenzy, marking them as one of the most must-see acts operating today. The tour will include shows at the Roundhouse in London, Elysee Montmartre in Paris, Paradiso in Amsterdam, O2 Academy in Leeds and Glasgow, Olympia in Dublin, Astra in Berlin, Albert Hall in Manchester, Trix in Antwerp, Mojo Club in Hamburg and more (full dates below) 

To mark news of the album and the tour, Young Fathers today release a brand new single, “I Saw”. It’s the second track to be released from the album (following standalone single  “Geronimo” in July) and brims with everything fans have come to love from a group known for their multi-genre versatility - kinetic rhythms, controlled chaos and unbridled soul. Accompanied by a video created by 23 year old Austrian-Nigerian artist and filmmaker David Uzochukwu, the track demonstrates the ambitious ideas that lay at the heart of this highly-anticipated record. 

Speaking about the title, the band write that Heavy Heavy could be a mood, or it could describe the smoothed granite of bass that supports the sound… or it could be a nod to the natural progression of boys to grown men and the inevitable toll of living, a joyous burden, relationships, family, the natural momentum of a group that has been around long enough to witness massive changes.

“You let the demons out and deal with it,” reckons Kayus of the album. “Make sense of it after.”

For Young Fathers, there’s no dress code required. Dancing, not moshing. Hips jerking, feet slipping, brain firing in Catherine Wheel sparks of joy and empathy. Underground but never dark. Still young, after some years, even as the heavy, heavy weight of the world seems to grow day by day.

GET EARLY TICKET ACCESS FOR THE UK & EUROPEAN LIVE TOUR BY PRE-ORDERING* ANY ALBUM FORMAT OF HEAVY HEAVY BY 4PM BST ON MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER.

THE PRE-SALE BEGINS AT 10AM BST ON TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER. GENERAL SALE GOES LIVE AT 10AM BST ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER.

ACCESS DOES NOT GUARANTEE TICKETS. 

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Heavy Heavy
by Young Fathers

— Released 3rd February 2023

Physical

LP (ZEN285DX)

White Deluxe LP

Limited edition 140g white vinyl housed in a handmade canvas board 12” sleeve with silkscreen special ink exclusive artwork cover, 12 panel fold-out poster and exclusive stencil. Housed in a white sleeve.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£33.00
 
LP (ZEN285A)

Black Deluxe LP

Limited edition 140g white vinyl housed in a handmade canvas board 12” sleeve with silkscreen special ink exclusive artwork cover, 12 panel fold-out poster and exclusive stencil. Housed in a black sleeve.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£33.00
 
LP (ZEN285W)

White Label LP

Limited edition hand-signed and finished white label LP. 500 copies worldwide.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£25.00
 
LP (ZEN285N)

Red LP

140g red vinyl housed in a 12" sleeve with 12 panel fold-out poster. 

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£22.00
 
LP (ZEN285)

140g black vinyl housed in a 12" sleeve with 12 panel fold-out poster.

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£21.00
 
Cassette (ZENCAS285)

Black cassette housed in a satin-board O-Card sleeve.

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£10.00
 
CD (ZENCD285)

CD housed in a heavyweight digipak with 24 panel fold-out poster. 

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Digital

LP (ZEN285DX)

White Deluxe LP

Limited edition 140g white vinyl housed in a handmade canvas board 12” sleeve with silkscreen special ink exclusive artwork cover, 12 panel fold-out poster and exclusive stencil. Housed in a white sleeve.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£33.00
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LP (ZEN285A)

Black Deluxe LP

Limited edition 140g white vinyl housed in a handmade canvas board 12” sleeve with silkscreen special ink exclusive artwork cover, 12 panel fold-out poster and exclusive stencil. Housed in a black sleeve.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£33.00
MP3 (ZENDNL285)

This item has not been released yet, it will be available to download on the release date, 3rd February 2023.

LP (ZEN285W)

White Label LP

Limited edition hand-signed and finished white label LP. 500 copies worldwide.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£25.00
16-bit WAV (ZENDNL285W)

This item has not been released yet, it will be available to download on the release date, 3rd February 2023.

LP (ZEN285N)

Red LP

140g red vinyl housed in a 12" sleeve with 12 panel fold-out poster. 

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£22.00
LP (ZEN285)

140g black vinyl housed in a 12" sleeve with 12 panel fold-out poster.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£21.00
Cassette (ZENCAS285)

Black cassette housed in a satin-board O-Card sleeve.

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

£10.00
CD (ZENCD285)

CD housed in a heavyweight digipak with 24 panel fold-out poster. 

This item has not been released yet, we will ship it to arrive on or close to the release date of 3rd February 2023.

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Tracklist

  • CD
  • Cassette
  • LP
  • LP
  • LP
  • LP
  • LP
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)
  1. 1
    Rice
  2. 2
    I Saw
  3. 3
    Drum
  4. 4
    Tell Somebody
  5. 5
    Geronimo
  6. 6
    Shoot Me Down
  7. 7
    Ululation
  8. 8
    Sink Or Swim
  9. 9
    Holy Moly
  10. 10
    Be Your Lady
  11.  
    Play All (3)

Young Fathers - Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings - announce details of their brand new album Heavy Heavy. Set for release on February 3rd 2023 via Ninja Tune, it’s the group’s fourth album and their first since 2018’s album Cocoa Sugar. The 10-track project signals a renewed back-to-basics approach, just the three of them in their basement studio, some equipment and microphones: everything always plugged in, everything always in reach. 

Alongside the announ...

Young Fathers - Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings - announce details of their brand new album Heavy Heavy. Set for release on February 3rd 2023 via Ninja Tune, it’s the group’s fourth album and their first since 2018’s album Cocoa Sugar. The 10-track project signals a renewed back-to-basics approach, just the three of them in their basement studio, some equipment and microphones: everything always plugged in, everything always in reach. 

Alongside the announcement ‘Heavy Heavy’, Young Fathers will make their much anticipated return to stages across the UK and Europe beginning February 2023 - known for their electrifying performances, their shows are a blur of ritualistic frenzy, marking them as one of the most must-see acts operating today. The tour will include shows at the Roundhouse in London, Elysee Montmartre in Paris, Paradiso in Amsterdam, O2 Academy in Leeds and Glasgow, Olympia in Dublin, Astra in Berlin, Albert Hall in Manchester, Trix in Antwerp, Mojo Club in Hamburg and more (full dates below) 

To mark news of the album and the tour, Young Fathers today release a brand new single, “I Saw”. It’s the second track to be released from the album (following standalone single  “Geronimo” in July) and brims with everything fans have come to love from a group known for their multi-genre versatility - kinetic rhythms, controlled chaos and unbridled soul. Accompanied by a video created by 23 year old Austrian-Nigerian artist and filmmaker David Uzochukwu, the track demonstrates the ambitious ideas that lay at the heart of this highly-anticipated record. 

Speaking about the title, the band write that Heavy Heavy could be a mood, or it could describe the smoothed granite of bass that supports the sound… or it could be a nod to the natural progression of boys to grown men and the inevitable toll of living, a joyous burden, relationships, family, the natural momentum of a group that has been around long enough to witness massive changes.

“You let the demons out and deal with it,” reckons Kayus of the album. “Make sense of it after.”

For Young Fathers, there’s no dress code required. Dancing, not moshing. Hips jerking, feet slipping, brain firing in Catherine Wheel sparks of joy and empathy. Underground but never dark. Still young, after some years, even as the heavy, heavy weight of the world seems to grow day by day.

GET EARLY TICKET ACCESS FOR THE UK & EUROPEAN LIVE TOUR BY PRE-ORDERING* ANY ALBUM FORMAT OF HEAVY HEAVY BY 4PM BST ON MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER.

THE PRE-SALE BEGINS AT 10AM BST ON TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER. GENERAL SALE GOES LIVE AT 10AM BST ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER.

ACCESS DOES NOT GUARANTEE TICKETS. 

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.