Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers reveal new song ‘Soon Come Soon’

First material from trio since award-winning album 'Dead'

Young Fathers have revealed new song ‘Soon Come Soon’, their first new material since winning the Mercury Prize in October.

The song, which can be heard here, may have been recorded in Berlin, where the group headed to record new music at the start of this month (November).

“We have a job to do and that job is to keep on creating. Ideas are flowing, we’ve recorded some on our phones and we have ideas flowing in our notebooks,” Kayus Bankole of the group told NME about new music. “The possibilities are endless. We’ll never make the same album twice, that is sinful we’ll burn. We take the moment as it is and no day is the same.”


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The Scottish trio beat off competition from favourites FKA Twigs and Kate Tempest, plus Royal Blood and Damon Albarn, to win this year’s prize with their album ‘Dead’.

In an exclusive interview with NME after the winner’s press conference, Kayus Bankole of the group said he felt the award was a long time coming.

‘Dead’ is technically Young Fathers’ first album and was released in February of this year. However, they released two EPs prior to that in the shape of ‘Tape One’ in 2011 and 2013’s ‘Tape Two’, the latter of which won the Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY) in June.


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