Kamasi Washington has dropped new single “The Garden Path,” today he will perform it for the first time ever, making his late night television debut, tonight on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “The world feels turned upside down,” says Washington of the song. “There’s so much push and pull in every direction, from everyone you meet—no one knows what to think, who to believe, or how to approach life right now. No matter how smart you are, it’s hard not to feel blind.”
The song is Washington’s first new, original music in nearly a year and follows his release of “Sun Kissed Child,” a track made for The Undefeated’s Music For The Movement series, and a cover of Metallica’s “My Friend of Misery” for their The Metallica Blacklist compilation. In 2020, Washington released his Emmy- and Grammy- nominated score for Becoming, director Nadia Hallgren and Netflix’s documentary profiling First Lady Michelle Obama.
Washington’s Harmony of Difference, an EP originally commissioned for the 2017 Whitney Biennial; and Heaven and Earth—are among the most acclaimed of the past decade. As Told To G/D Thyself, his short film companion to Heaven and Earth, debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Washington has toured the world over and collaborated and shared stages with Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Herbie Hancock and many more.
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