Duval Timothy has announced a new album with Rosie Lowe. ‘Son’ will be released on Friday 12th November, and you can listen to the title track below.
The new album was recorded in London and Free Town, Sierra Leone, between 2019 and 2020, the two cities where Timothy — a fine art graduate from Central Saint Martin’s college — is based. Lowe joined the artist for one week in February last year to create the tracks, bringing friends Daniel Koroma, Tom Herbert, Coker, Kandeh Bangura, Valetine, and Chino Greene along for contributions.
Musically, the record gives a strong nod to Lowe and Timothy’s love of choral music, layering ovals and instrumentation including piano harmonies, while also employing the heavy use of sampling. It is inspired by ideas of ‘true colours’, identity, and social expectations as to what it means to fit in.
A children’s book, created by Timothy, is set to accompany the release, which will be published by the label behind the album, Carrying Colour. This latest outing follows his work on the score to Akinola Davis Jr’s short film, ‘Untitled’, and ‘Help’, last year’s album featuring the likes of Mr. Mitch, Lil Silva, Melanie Faye, Vegyn, and Twin Shadow.