Ezra Collective Enlists Kojey Radical For New Single/Video

Ezra Collective share “No Confusion” featuring Kojey Radical, the final offering from their album Where I’m Meant To Be, out this Friday via Partisan Records. Arriving alongside the single is the Douglas Bernhardt-directed video of Ezra Collective and Kojey Radical performing at a celebratory dancehall for a 70’s-style party. “No Confusion” follows the dub-inspired track “Ego Killah”, summer-anthem “Victory Dance”, and the album’s opening track “Life Goes On” featuring Sampa The Great, which arrived with a music video directed by Nathan Miller.

“No Confusion” is both a celebration of Nigerian style and culture, and tribute to one of the country’s musical heroes; the late, great drummer, Tony Allen. A pioneer of the Afrobeat sound and longtime musical director of Fela Kuti’s band, Allen was also an inspirational friend and mentor to Ezra Collective’s bandleader Femi Koleoso, who knew him as “Uncle Tony.” “No Confusion” opens with a conversation between Allen and his protégé.

Speaking on the new track, drummer and bandleader Femi Koleoso shares, “Drum lessons with Uncle Tony didn’t just change my life, but Ezra Collective’s. He is the greatest. The most valuable thing he ever taught me was, always be yourself. Never lie. Be who you are. Be proud of who you are. He is an Afro beat drummer. And forever will be. When you truly are who you’re meant to be, you have No Confusion. ‘Confusion’ by Fela Kuti is one of the only recorded drum solos by Uncle Tony. It’s so him, no one else could have played it. This track is so us. We’re at a place where we really know who we are as a band. And there’s ‘No Confusion’ about it.”

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11/06/2022 – Leeds, GB @ Belgrave Music Hall
11/07/2022 – Nottingham, GB @ Rough Trade
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