“Beauty and Essex” The Free Nationals

The Free Nationals, recently revealed their self-titled debut full-length on 13th via OBE, LLC / EMPIRE. The album features friends they’ve met along their musical journey including the late Mac Miller, Syd, Anderson .Paak, Kali Uchis, T.I., JID, Westside Gunn, Conway, Chronixx, Daniel Caesar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA, Benny Sings, Callum Connor, T. Nava and Joyce Wrice (full tracklisting below). Listen to the newest track from the album “Shibuya” (feat. Syd), a smooth vibe driven track punctuated with crawling bass lines. Previously released singles from the album include “Eternal” (feat Chronixx), “On Sight” (feat. JID, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA), “Time” ft. Mac Miller and Kali Uchis and “Beauty and Essex” ft. Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra).

Best known for being Anderson .Paak’s live band The Free Nationals have toured the world meeting countless artists who inspire them. While the amount of all the contemporary musicians who inspire them would take an anthology of box sets, they boiled it down to a handful to include on the album, all of whom lend their talents in spreading the funk. Free Nationals means The first people of America, Indigenous to the land before Columbus came. Staying Indigenous to the funk, The Free Nationals wanted to tribute their inspirations such as Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, and Al Green by incorporating musicianship while pioneering musical euphoria for a new generation.

The Free Nationals
The Free Nationals
track-listing

Obituaries
Beauty & Essex (w/ Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
On Sight (w/ JID, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA)
Shibuya (w/ Syd)
Apartment (feat. Benny Sings)
Gidget (feat. Anderson .Paak)
Rene (feat. Callum Connor)
Time (w/ Kali Uchis & Mac Miller)
Cut Me A Break (feat T.I.)
Eternal Light (feat. Chronixx)
Oslo (feat. Callum Connor & T. Nava)
Lester Diamond
The Rivington (feat. Conway, Westside Gunn, Joyce)