Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and DJ, Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) is back in considerable style with ‘Hello Baby’ – his fifth studio record and the first Lack of Afro album to be released on his own LOA Records imprint.
Described as ‘always having a knack for finding great vocal collaborations’, he has raised the bar again here! Featuring a stellar cast of guest vocalists including Grammy-award winner Joss Stone, steam-punk legend Professor Elemental & arguably the most talented young soul singer in the UK today in Elliott Cole, ‘Hello Baby’ is a genre-bending colossus of an album that is packed full of Adam’s trademark multi-instrumental goodness, heavy drums, percussion-packed production, and ear for a good tune. Also featured on the record is soul singer Juliette Ashby (who featured heavily in the recent Oscar-winning ‘Amy’ documentary) – Californian rapper, regular Lack of Afro collaborator (and one half of The Damn Straights) Herbal T, and rising star of the northern soul / mod scene, dancer, model & vocalist Emma Noble.
A wide ranging, eclectic and progressive musical outlook has always been the Lack of Afro approach, & ‘Hello Baby’ doesn’t disappoint. Classic R&B (‘I Got The Rhythm’, ‘Take Me Home’), Soul (‘All My Love’, ‘Fires Glow’), Hip-hop (‘One World’, ‘Walk In The Sun’), Disco (‘Magic Together’), and elements of House, Indie-Rock and a smattering of Electro (‘Now I Feel Good’, ‘Searching For Peace & Love’) all come together to create an album that is stuffed with beautiful audio gems of all varieties and is without doubt an even more confident, assured and mature collection than its predecessor.
‘Hello Baby’ will be supported by a live band tour in May 2016 as well as DJ sets & further live shows at various festivals throughout the summer.
01. Hello Baby
02. I Got the Rhythm (feat. Elliott Cole)
03. All My Love (feat. Juliette Ashby)
04. (Searching for) Peace & Love
05. Take You Home (feat. Joss Stone)
06. Nothing Personal (feat. Elliott Cole)
07. The Bakery Girl Intermission
08. One World (feat. Herbal T)
09. Fires Glow (feat. Emma Noble)
10. Magic Together (feat. Elliott Cole)
11. Walk in the Sun (feat. Professor Elemental)
12. Now I Feel Good (feat. Elliott Cole)
The album Lack Of Afro “Hello Baby” (LOA Records) is going to be released June 3, 2016.