Ezra Collective Covers Fela Kuti’s “Lady”

Ezra Collective Covers Fela Kuti's "Lady." The trio's latest single is now available via Partisan records and DSPs
Ezra Collective Covers Fela Kuti's "Lady"

Ezra Collective have started 2023 off with their take on Fela Kuti’s, “Lady.” The track follows Ezra Collective’s latest album, Where I’m Meant To Be, released in November on Partisan Records. Available digitally today, “Lady” will also be released physically this Friday (13th January) on yellow, 7” vinyl alongside a forthcoming 50th Anniversary reissue of Fela Kuti’s Shakara album. The 7” also includes a second, equally special Ezra Collective reinterpretation of the LP’s title track, Shakara.

“When I was a child my Dad had a collection of Fela Kuti CDs he would play in the car; at the time I didn’t know who what it was, but I always knew it was my favourite music to listen to”, explains Ezra Collective’s bandleader and drummer, Femi Koleoso. “Fast forward two decades and nothing’s changed – Fela remains my musical hero and a foundational inspiration for Ezra Collective. From our very first gig we’ve been playing tribute to his music. To now be able to celebrate his legacy on a vinyl is a dream come true. Thank you to Kinetika Bloco for being a part of the horn section. The original remains unbeatable, but I hope this remix makes you dance as well.”

Ezra Collective
Where I’m Meant To Be
Partisan Records

1. Life Goes On (feat. Sampa the Great)
2. Victory Dance
3. No Confusion (feat. Kojey Radical)
4. Welcome To My World
5. Togetherness
6. Ego Killah
7. Smile
8. Live Strong
9. Siesta (feat. Emeli Sandé)
10. Words by Steve
11. Belonging
12. Never The Same Again
13. Words by TJ
14. Love In Outer Space (feat. Nao)

2023 Ezra Collective Live Dates

02/01/2023 – Madrid, ES @ Lula Club
02/02/2023 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz 2
02/04/2023 – Lyon, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
02/05/2023 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
02/06/2023 – Cologne, DE @ Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
02/08/2023 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
02/09/2023 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
02/10/2023 – Berlin, DE @ Metropol
02/12/2023 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
02/14/2023 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
02/15/2023 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
02/18/2023 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
02/19/2023 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
02/21/2023 – Dublin, IE @ Opium Rooms
02/23/2023 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
02/24/2023 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy
03/27/2023 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
03/28/2023 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
03/31/2023 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Dakota
04/02/2023 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/03/2023 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
04/05/2023 – Montréal, QC @ Studio TD
04/06/2023 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
04/07/2023 – New York City, NY @ The Blue Note
04/08/2023 – New York City, NY @ The Blue Note
04/09/2023 – New York City, NY @ The Blue Note


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