Fantastic Negrito, nascut Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz in 1968, va lansa pe 15 iunie cel d-al 4-lea album de studio, intitulat “Please Don’t Be Dead”. Dupa aparitia primului single, “Plastic Hamburgers“, va invitam sa ascultat mai jos piesa “The Duffler”.

Succesorul lui “The Last Days of Oakland” (2016), care a castigat in 2017 premiul Grammy la categoria Best Contemporary Blues Album, contine 11 piese in maniera roots music & blues. Despre “Please Don’t Be Dead”, Negrito a declarat:

“I wrote this album because I fear for the life of my black son. I fear for the lives of my daughters. I am uncertain about what kind of future they will face. Will someone shoot up their school? Will they become addicted to prescription pills? Will they wind up on the street, sleeping under freeways and overpasses? Will the police murder my son? I came up with the name “Please Don’t Be Dead” because I felt like we’d lost our way as a society – and I know what happens when you chase the wrong things. It’s the story of my life”.

Tracklist “Please Don’t Be Dead”:

1. Plastic Hamburgers
2. Bad Guy Necessity
3. A Letter to Fear
4. A Boy Named Andrew
5. Transgender Biscuits
6. The Suit That Won’t Come Off
7. A Cold November Street
8. The Duffler
9. Dark Windows
10. Never Give Up
11. Bullshit Anthem