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Jake Blount on the Inspiration Behind ‘The New Faith’ [Mini-Documentary]
Jake Blount discusses the genesis and creation of his new album 'The New Faith,' digging into what inspired the songs and the narrative of the project. Shot on May 2, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Produced by Jonathan Williger Directed by Charlie Weber Camera by Yijo Shen and Charlie Weber Story and editing by Sujay Khona 'The New Faith' is available September 23, 2022, on CD and digital. The LP version, which features bonus tracks, will be available in late 2022/early 2023. Pre-order/stream: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: 'The New Faith' tells an Afrofuturist story set in a far-future world devastated by climate change. Jake Blount and his collaborators embody a group of Black climate refugees as they perform a religious service, invoking spirituals that are age-old even now, familiar in their content but extraordinary in their presentation. These songs, which have seen Black Americans through countless struggles, bind this future community together and their shared past; beauty and power held in song through centuries of devastation, heartbreak, and loss. Jake Blount: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: TikTok: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Support our work! Become a Friend of Folkways: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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