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RJD2 announces new album, Dame Fortune, shares soulful single “Peace of What” — listen

on January 06, 2016, 2:25pm

RJD2 has announced a brand new album, Dame Fortune. The follow-up to 2013’s More Is Than Isn’t is set for release on March 26th via RJD2’s own Electrical Connections imprint.

As an early preview of the record, the Philadelphia producer has shared the lead single in “Peace of What”. The track is a soulful combination of big bursting horns and strings that follow the light footprints of piano keys. Thematically, the song takes inspiration from rap group Main Source’s 1991 anthem “Peace Is Not the Word to Play”, with singer Jordan Brown revisiting that outfit’s socio-political commentary for modern times. “We build a world where the pain and fears run like water,” Brown sings out mournfully. “Does freedom come/ Virtue at night/ While you read the news by candlelight?”

“When I hear people talk of peace in America, the discrepancy between our words and our actions can get fatiguing,” RJD2 said of the track in a press release. “I was trying to reflect the experience of people I know, which often feels like ‘We’re not ACTUALLY trying to do anything about this problem in our country.’”

Take a listen below.

Dame Fortune Album Art:


Dame Fortune Tracklist:
01. A Portal Inward
02. The Roaming Hoard
03. Peace of What (feat. Jordan Brown)
04. The Sheboygan Left
05. A New Theory
06. We Come Alive (feat. Son Little)
07. PF, Day One
08. Saboteur (feat. Phonte Coleman)
09. Your Nostalgic Heart and Lung
10. Up In The Clouds (feat. Blueprint)
11. Band of Matron Saints (feat. Josh Krajcik)
12. Portals Outward

RJD2 also has a string of dates mapped out for the year in support of Dame Fortune. 

RJD2 2016 Tour Dates:
01/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
01/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
01/30 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
02/20 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
02/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
03/11 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
04/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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