Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef - Evidence Of Things Not Seen
available now on iTunes, Amazon, etc. and with a digital book of lyrics exclusively on Bandcamp!
James Baldwin has been a huge inspiration on my writing and life in general these last few years, and he definitely was the biggest inspiration on this album in particular. The title Evidence Of Things Not Seen has several intended meanings, in the same way I believe it did for Baldwin when he authored a book with the same title in 1985. It's about the feeling of not being seen in different ways, and it's about seeing things before they actually happen. It's also about how much faith it takes to be an uncompromising independent musician in this day and age, and is a collaboration between musicians who have never set foot on the same land. See what okayafrica had to say about the record here!
Also this week, a recent video interview I did with 28Hundred in NYC debuted on The Monarch Review. You can check the video above. We talked about music, Children Of The Dragon, concepts of home, displacement, gentrification, my first memories of Brooklyn, and 2pac's influence.
If you are in Seattle, I hope to see you at Columbia City Theater this Thursday, November 6th! It'll be the first place in the world you can grab a physical copy of this limited-edition book of lyrics that comes with the new album.
Appreciate ya'll + see you in a minute tho!