Young Fathers Share “Geronimo,” First New Song in 4 Years

Young Fathers Share “Geronimo,” First New Song in 4 Years: Listen

Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole, and G. Hastings return with their first single since 2018’s Cocoa Sugar

July 12, 2022

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Young Fathers, photo by Jordan Hemingway

Young Fathers have shared a new song called “Geronimo.” It’s their first new music since 2018’s Cocoa Sugar. Check it out below.

Of the new song, Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole, and G. Hastings said in a statement:

A good time trying. That’s what Ma said, she was smiling, but it was meant as a warning.

It’s a track about contrast, because life is contrast – pushing through, giving up, all at the same time. Wanting everything and then wanting nothing, then wanting everything again. It’s kind of reflective of where we are at the moment, trying to remember how to do this again.

Trying to make music and all of the other stuff that comes along with it. Trying to forget all the bad bits, just trying to get somewhere. And that’s where we are right now, trying to get somewhere.

It’s the tenderness in toil, we had expelled a bunch of stuff with a lot of drive and wilder energy beforehand but this one had focus. It widened the scope again for us personally, that’s where the real high comes from. We grew another arm. We surprised ourselves.

So coming back with a track called “Geronimo” feels quite fitting. Just the 3 of us again, but still in a fucking basement.

Young Fathers won the 2014 Mercury Prize for their debut album Dead. Read Pitchfork’s “The 100 Best Songs of 2018,” featuring the trio’s “In My View.”

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Updated: July 12, 2022 — 8:19 pm