The Very Best are set to release their new album, ‘MTMTMK’, on July 16.
The follow up to 2009’s ‘Warm Heart Of Africa’, which featured MIA and Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig, will be put out on the Moshi Moshi label and was recorded in singer Esau Mwamwaya’s hometown, Lilongwe in Malawi.
Johan Hugo of the band, who are now a duo, says of the new record: “We had to make a big step with the second album, we had to evolve. This time we wrote, produced and recorded together simultaneously – the way it should be done. It was a much more collaborative effort.”
‘MTMTMK’ features a number of guest spots from Amadou and Mariam, Baaba Maal and K’naan. Scroll down to watch the video for ‘Yoshua Alikuti’ which spoofs the video for Lil Wayne‘s ‘A Milli’ from his album ‘Tha Carter III’. The promo clip was filmed in the Kiamaiko slum in Nairobi and is directed by Village Beat from Kenya.