Ezra Collective have released their brand new single ‘Quest For Coin’, which is taken from their forthcoming debut album.
You Can’t Steal My Joy is out April 26. The record – which is set to cement their status as one of the UK’s most exciting groups – features Loyle Carner, KOKOROKO and Jorja Smith.
“‘Quest For Coin’ is about the pursuit of money but not losing your soulfulness in the process”, explains bandleader and drummer Femi Koleoso, “You know when you can’t afford the train, so you get the bus and meet a beautiful stranger who talks to you about your saxophone case. Yeah that. Basically city life, London life.”
Listen to ‘Quest For Coin’ by Ezra Collective on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
The musicianship of Ezra Collective is incredible and spirited. They have inclusive approach to music – which draws on afrobeat, hip-hop, grime and more – that has seen them break out beyond the burgeoning UK jazz scene.
Their 2017 EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher, won ‘Best Jazz Album’ at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and the band picked up ‘Best UK Jazz Act’ and ‘Live Experience Of The Year’ at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards.
The five young Londoners played Quincey Jones’ birthday party and recently completed a mosh-pit-filled, sold out UK tour (culminating in a packed out 2,400 capacity hometown show), before headlining Winter JazzFest in New York.
Ezra Collective’s forthcoming gigs include more US dates, SXSW, plus All Points East festival.