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24 November 2021

Kojey Radical Announces Debut Album Details

Kojey Radical
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Kojey Radical has announced the release of his debut album, Reason To Smile, released 4 March 2022 on Asylum/Atlantic Records. It features guest appearances from Tiana Major9, Masego, Shaé Universe, Cashh, Kelis, Lex Amor, Knucks, Shakka, Wretch 32, Ego Ella May and Rex Life Raj and his own mother (whose voice weaves throughout the record) alongside a who’s-who of global production talent including KZ, Swindle, Jay Prince, iO, The FaNaTiX, Cadenza, 169, Venna, Ric & Thadeus, Blue Lab Beats, Emil Larbi, Mr Cutts and Ed Thomas.

Having already made such an indelible mark on British music it’s hard to believe that Kojey Radical has never released an album. Over four previous EPs, Kojey Radical has given people greatness but on Reason To Smile he’s striving for perfection. Defined by a sound he describes as “space and bass” and featuring the singles War Outside (ft Lex Amor) and Gangsta, Reason To Smile is without doubt Kojey Radical’s most ambitious and complete work to date and an emphatic statement of the levels at which he operates.

Talking about the album, Kojey Radical says: “This is the first time I’ve done it to the scale and ambition of what I speak. Previously it’s been ‘I’m warming, I’m warming, I’m warming up.’ But I’m warm now – put me in the game”

Reasons To Smile track list:

1. Reason to Smile ft. Tiana Major9
2. Together
3. Nappy
4. Silk ft. Masego
5. Pressure ft. Shaé Universe
6. Born Feat Cash
7. Pusher Man
8. Talkin ft Kelis & Tiana Major9
9. War Outside ft Lex Amor
10. Payback ft Knucks
11. Fubu
12. Beautiful ft Shakka & Wretch 32
13. Anywhere ft Ego Ella May
14. Solo ft. Rexx Life Raj
15. Gangsta

Tour dates

Friday 4th March – Rough Trade East / London (Instore Performance + Signing)
Saturday 5th March – Banquet Records @ Pryzm / Kingston
(Out store Performance + Signing)
Monday 7th March – Vinilo / Bournemouth (Performance)
Tuesday 8th March – Resident / Brighton (Instore Performance + Signing)
Wednesday 9th March – HMV / Manchester (Signing)
Wednesday 9th March – Crash / Leeds (Performance)
Thursday 10th March – HMV / Birmingham (Signing)

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