Bristol reggae royalty Laid Blak have unveiled two tracks from their forthcoming new album, aptly titled About Time. The 13-track album is their first official release since their brilliant 2012 debut Red & Blak, which has on its own kept the group consistently near the top of event lineups ever since.
Tita returns for guest vocals on three of the album tracks
Laid Blak founders Joe Peng and DJ Bunjy remain at the forefront of the new project, although the band’s ever-fluctuating lineup sees Girl Rae replace Tita Lau as the band’s lead female vocalist. However, Tita returns for guest vocals on three of the album tracks, with more guest vocals across the project coming from Tanya Lacey, Flex, Da Fuchaman and MC Dee.
The full album will be released on CD and digital on 6 April via Sugar Shack Records, but pre-orders are available now and come with digital downloads of opening track Cool Dude and album closer Trying.
The album sees the official release of longtime fan favourite It’s a Pity
Both tracks take a much slower pace than the energetic compositions of Red & Blak, although Laid Blak have given an assurance of some more uptempo tracks in the mix. The album also – finally – sees the official release of longtime fan favourite It’s a Pity, featuring Tanya Lacey.