The jazz trio have announced the follow-up to 2016’s Channel the Spirits.
Entitled Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery, the group’s second album is set to be released on 15 March via Impulse! The album’s themes revolve around universal truths and questions, with the press release stating that the LP sees the the trio form their 21st century take on spiritual jazz. Accompanying the announcement is the album’s first single Summon the Fire – stream it via the player above.
The Comet is Coming is comprised of Crack Magazine cover star Shabaka Hutchings, keyboardist Danalogue and drummer Betamax. Their last release is 2017’s EP Death to the Planet. On the theme of the forthcoming LP, Hutchings said, “We are able to catch glimpses of this lifeforce energy during our music-induced trances, and in doing so can contemplate our position as a human species in the context of the vastness of space and the epic scale of its workings.”
This year will see the trio hit the road for a run of UK shows, including performances at Village Underground (6 March), Bristol’s Thekla (7 March) and Manchester’s Yes (2 April).
Check out the tracklist for the new LP below, and read our Issue 96 cover story with Shabaka Hutchings.
Because the End is Really the Beginning
Birth of Creation
Summon the Fire
Blood of the Past ft. Kate Tempest
The Universe Wakes Up