Philadelphia hardcore band, Soul Glo have shared their new album Diaspora Problems. The full-length will be available on vinyl via Secret Voice, later this year.
Diaspora Problems was recorded in an unfinished warehouse and the band’s practice space during the hottest parts of summer 2021. The self-produced album explores an artist and individuals’ self-doubt and self-hate, past traumas that can only be worked out in adulthood, financial instability and how it affects an artist, the effects of institutional and state violence, and the power of community that delivered Soul Glo through each struggle the band has endured from their inception and beyond.
The band’s lyrics are written to raise awareness of social justice issues and designed to make you look inward. Lead single, “Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))” examines the disposability of Black art and its creators, and the mental anguish of having “big plans” in a time when a future is not guaranteed. Switching gears to pure noise rap, “Driponomics” finds vocalist Pierce Jordan spitting politically charged bars, discussing creative methods of how to “get by and get fly” amidst our current economic state.
Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)
Coming Correct Is Cheaper
Fucked Up If True
Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))
Driponomics (ft. Mother Maryrose)
(Five Years And) My Family
The Thangs I Carry (ft. BEARCAT)
We Wants Revenge
John J (ft. Kathryn Edwards and Zula Wildheart)
Spiritual Level Of Gang Shit (ft. Mckinley Dixon and Lojii)
Pre order Diaspora Problems by Soul Glo HERE