- 20 Apr 21
The album is due for release on June 25. Photo: Joshua Heavens Onabowu.
Kojaque has shared 'Town's Dead', the title track from his eagerly anticipated upcoming debut album. Alongside the track, he shared the album's full track list and its official release date. Town's Dead is set to drop on June 25th, 2021.
"Town’s Dead comes from the potential that I see in Dublin and in the people I’m surrounded by day in and day out," Kojaque said in a statement. "There’s nothing but talent and ambition among young people, I’m constantly reminded of that through the art and music that I see being made but I think so often the city grinds you down, it takes your hope and your ambition. I know that it can change because so many of my friends express the exact same wants, desires and frustrations with living in Ireland.
"If so many of us are on the same page then I know that things can change, there just needs to be some sort of catalyst to kick start that change and for me that’s always been art and music. Time and time again, amazing art continues to be made in spite of the struggles and setbacks that are presented when living here. The title track and the album is a fight against what can sometimes feel inevitable, it’s a rejection of what people tell you is your destiny as a young person in the city, Town’s NOT dead it’s just Dormant.”
Featuring a sample from Girl Band's 'Going Norway', the track sees Kojaque fusing everything from post-punk to jazz, satire to sincerity – his finger ever on the pulse of his hometown's artistic sensibilities while he critiques its political landscape.
Listen to the track and check out the album track listing below.
2. New Year, Who’s This? (Interlude)
3. Town's Dead
4. Wickid Tongues
6. That Deep
7. Black Sheep Part I
9. Jinty Boy Blues
10. No Hands
11. Part II
12. Sex N’ Drugs ft. Celia Tiab
13. Fallin For It
14. Coming Up
15. Casio ft. Maverick Sabre