Hear Young Fathers' Ghostly Soul-Rap 'I Heard'

From Afro-Scottish crew's 'TAPE TWO,' out June 11 on Anticon

Young Fathers 'I Heard' TAPE TWO Anticon Stream Premiere
Young Fathers / Photo courtesy of Anticon Records
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Young Fathers put themselves on the map with January's TAPE ONE, an unusual amalgam of D.A.I.S.Y. raps, post-dubstep beatwork, and soulful art-rock that's been bubbling its way up to the surface ever since. The Edinburgh-based trio is making quick moves to build upon that sticky foundation and will be releasing TAPE TWO on June 11, also via Anticon Records. The new nine-track set kicks off with a gorgeous number called "I Heard," which you can now stream below. Building up from a simple percussive loop and some heartbroken falsetto, the song picks up swells of bass, shimmering synths, and pained harmonies before transitioning into a detail-packed rhyme that drifts through the scene like a warm breeze. When "I Heard" ends, it feels too soon.

Young Fathers, TAPE TWO track list:

1. "I Heard"
2. "Come to Life"
3. "Only Child"
4. "Queen Is Dead"
5. "Bones"
6. "Freefalling"
7. "Mr. Martyr"
8. "Way Down in the Hole"
9. "Ebony Sky"

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