Quelle Chris has announced his new album Innocent Country 2—produced entirely by Chris Keys—with the song “Living Happy.” The track features the rappers Joseph Chilliums and Cavalier.
Innocent Country 2 is the follow-up to the duo’s 2015 album, Innocent Country. This new record, Chris said in a statement provided to Pitchfork, “deals with finding peace within the pain expressed in” its predecessor.
“Where IC1 explored isolation IC2 embraces community,” he added. “The overtones of pessimism in IC1 have been replaced with hope. This ‘country,’ presented as both the individual and the whole, has hands stained in blood. From action and inaction.”
Besides Chilliums and Cavalier, Innocent Country 2’s other guests include Earl Sweatshirt, Billy Woods, Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus and Homeboy Sandman.
Innocent Country 2 is due out April 24 via Mellow Music Group. Stream “Living Happy” below: