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Eight years after their sophomore album, Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them (2017’s In the Beginning: Before the Heavens was a collection of previously-vaulted tracks, and 2019’s True & Livin’ was an EP), Blu & Exile have announced that they will release their third album Miles: From An Interlude Called Life on July 17th. Miles will feature guest appearances from Miguel, Aloe Blacc, The Last Artful, Dodgr, Aceyalone, Iman Omari, Fashawn and others.
After kicking things off with “Miles Davis” last month, the pair are right back a second single, “Roots of Blue,” with Jacinto Rhines. A lengthy, nine-minute offering, Blu says that “The song is one of the strongest songs on the album. Its title says it all, ‘Roots Of Blue.’ On this song we took it back, all the way back. Back to the very first people who have walked this earth that have influenced, or cultured or matured, my walk on this earth. Everyone except my immediate family. This song is my own personal family tree.”
Listen to it below.