Femi Kuti has released “As We Struggle Everyday,” a powerful call for the masses to rise up in the face of political corruption.
The anthemic new song boasts an infectious syncopated rhythm and a bustling soundscape of blaring brass, twinkling keys and backing chants. “‘As We Struggle Everyday’ is about how hard people work every day to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail,” Kuti explained in a statement.
Preceded by the singles “Pà Pá Pà” and “Your Enemy,” “As We Struggle Everyday” is cut from Legacy +, Kuti’s upcoming joint double album with his son Made Kuti. The LP is split into two halves: Stop the Hate penned by Kuti, and his son’s album For(e)ward. The younger Kuti noted in a statement that working with his father on this project has been “musically and transcendently” one of the greatest highlights of his life so far.
Legacy + will arrive on February 5 via Partisan Records. Listen to “As We Struggle Everyday” below: