On March 9, 2018, Young Fathers (Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole) released their third album, Cocoa Sugar via Ninja Tune. The record has become Young Fathers’ biggest commercial and critical success to date, winning the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year award and featuring the singles ‘LORD’, ‘In My View’, ‘Holy Ghost’ and ‘Toy’ (which soundtracked the recent global Apple Watch ad). It was heralded by Pitchfork as “full of bravado, cynicism, and wonder in equal measure” and named one of the “Best Albums of the Year So Far…” by Entertainment Weekly, The Ringer and more.
Today, Young Fathers reveal brand new song “Cocoa Sugar,” a previously unheard song from the 2017 recording sessions for the album of the same name. “Cocoa Sugar” will be released as part of an AA-side single along with a fresh David Wrench mix of Cocoa Sugar album track “Border Girl.” Young Fathers’ Kayus Bankole describing the new the song as: “A sweet lullaby for my cocoa sugar – my love. Stay warm, stay safe and goodbye.”
Listen to ‘Border Girl / Cocoa Sugar’ right now HERE
Meanwhile, following sold out tours and festival appearances around the world, Young Fathers will round off 2018 with North American and UK headline tours. This run of shows will feature sould out shows in San Francisco and New York, and the band’s biggest headline show to date – at London’s legendary 5000 capacity O2 Academy Brixton on December 11th.