First Word Records is extremely proud to welcome back Children of Zeus with their sophomore album, Balance, alongside news of a UK tour this October. The duo will be heading to Manchester, London, Brighton and Bristol this October with tickets going on sale at 10am Friday 11th June, available here.
First Word Records is extremely proud to welcome back Children of Zeus with their sophomore album, 'Balance'.
Following the release of their debut album 'Travel Light' in 2018 (which featured in numerous 'Album of the Year' lists), Tyler Daley and Konny Kon spent the next two years extensively touring the UK, Europe, Australia and South Africa.
Manchester's Children Of Zeus, comprised of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley drop an understated and softly spoken-word type poem with Be Someone. As this crew do there is very poignant rhymes. Track is a soulful affair produced by Beat Butcha and Cam Griffin.
The World Belongs To You is the first single from Essa's hotly anticipated new album 'The Misadventures Of A Middle Man'. Produced by Australian sensation Ta-Ku, the track is an up- tempo call for positivity, inspired by Essa's global travels. Accompanied by a sun-kissed video (shot on tour in China, Australia and Soundwave Croatia Festival) it's the perfect way to usher in the summer months. The single includes another Ta-Ku-produced banger, the self- explanatory 'Call Me Essa', a non-album bonus track only available on this single.
First Word are proud to present Time For Something New, the FW debut from Essa. He's no newbie though - under his former name, Yungun, he rose through the UK Hip Hop ranks to reach a worldwide audience winning praise from Nas, Mark Ronson and Cody ChesnuTT. Loyal fans have waited patiently for this, his first commercial release since 2006's Grown Man Business album with long-time collaborator DJ Mr Thing.
Homecut's debut single from the forthcoming album, No Freedom Without Sacrifice is entitled I Don't Even Know featuring Corinne Bailey Rae and Soweto Kinch. A key-laden reflective number, evoking a journey of the melancholic and the joyful, due for release on First Word Records on 4th May.