Ezra Collective Announce New Album ‘Dance, No One’s Watching’

It's out on September 27th...

Ezra Collective will release their new album ‘Dance, No One’s Watching’ on September 27th.

The band’s second album ‘Where I’m Meant To Be’ won the Mercury Prize last year in emotional circumstances, with drummer Femi Koleoso giving a magnificent speech. The first UK jazz act to take the trophy home, Ezra Collective then played some of their biggest ever live shows.

Hitting the studio, the energised UK jazz act have sculpted a follow-up – working with alacrity, new album ‘Dance, No One’s Watching’ is out on September 27th. Pre-order it now.

Alongside this, Ezra Collective have laid out plans for a massive headline show – they’re playing London’s OVO Arena in Wembley on November 15th.

New single ‘God Gave Me Feet For Dancing’ is a blast of joy, with Ezra Collective revelling in creative freedom. Joined by old friend Yazmin Lacey, the song is an attempt to channel the unity that comes with collective spaces – whether that’s the club, or the church.

Drummer Femi Koleoso comments…

Myself, Ife, and TJ all grew up in church, and it played a massive role in how we view the purpose of dancing. Dancing is bigger than just the club space. Dancing is a community thing, dancing is a spiritual thing, and ‘God Gave Me Feet For Dancing’ is like a window into that element of Ezra Collective for the five of us.

There’s a story in the Bible that talks about ‘David dancing before the Lord’, and that’s always been something that has inspired me. So, ‘God Gave Me Feet For Dancing’ is meant to look at dancing in a more spiritual capacity, like it’s our God-given ability to shake away the badness of life and dance instead.

Directed by Tajana Tokyo, the visuals bring these themes to immaculate life – tune in now.

Photo Credit: YOUT

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