The Roots Prepping New Album
The Roots' drummer ?uestlove has revealed that the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based collective is preparing a orchestral “concept album” that will follow-up their critically-acclaimed 2010 release How I Got Over.
“This is going to be our first full-fledged narrative concept album," he said. "It's going to be a challenge to figure out how to get from point A to B -- or in this case, point B to point A -- and have it seem natural.”
"It's going to be heavy on sort of orchestral chamber music with harder beats in it,” he explained.
“[It will be] kind of flipped," added rapper/frontman Black Thought. "Instead of from dark to light, it's an album that goes from light to dark,” he said of the album, which has a “one-word title that’s spelled incorrectly.”