The Roots reveal undun tracklist, Sufjan Stevens cameo
As with past efforts from The Roots, the band’s 13th album, undun, will feature its fair share of impressive collaborative partners. Mississppi rapper Big K.R.I.T. was the first guest confirmed via the album’s lead single, “Make My”. Now, with the remainder of the tracklist revealed, we know frequent collaborators P.O.R.N., Phonte, and Dice Raw (whom all appeared on How I Got Over) will also be featured on the 14-track LP. Check out the full tracklist below (via 2dopeboyz).
The Philly crew and Fallon backing band also announced one more big-name guest star making a very special cameo: indie rocker Sufjan Stevens. No stranger to alt-leaning acts thanks to past collaborations with the Monsters of Folk and Joanna Newsom, de facto band leader Questlove explained Stevens’ role in a recent interview with SPIN Magazine.
“We’ve always loved the song ‘Redford’ from Michigan. So we close the new album with a cover of ‘Redford’. We stretched it out into this four-part movement. Part 1 is Sufjan at the piano performing it. And then Part 2 is a string quartet that we had interpret it. Part 3 is myself and D.D. Jackson, who is an avant-garde piano player. He’s probably one of the most dangerous pianists — I don’t know how he doesn’t have carpal tunnel now. But he just destroys, literally, destroys the piano. The final movement, which ends the record, is essentially the beginning of the story. But it’s the last thing you hear. It’s a very powerful piece of work.”
undun is in stores December 6th via Def Jam.
01. The Un
03. Make My (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
04. One Time (feat. Phonte & Dice Raw)
05. Kool On (feat. P.O.R.N.)
06. The Other Side
07. Stomp feat. (P.O.R.N.)
09. I Remember
10. Tip The Scale
11. Redford (For Yia Yia & Pappou)
13. Will To Power