British recording artist L.A. Salami has shared a new single from his forthcoming album, The Cause of Doubt & A Reason To Have Faith. The song, entitled “The Cage,” addresses inequities in the music industry and in the world beyond, and reflects prescient analysis of the current protests over racism, police brutality and equality now roiling the United States.

The multi-talented, London-based artist, who borrows from many music traditions, first started to write poetry as a child, and then turned his focus to song writing. He taught himself to play guitar at age 21. According to the press release announcing the album, Salami said the new record was inspired by “ the deliberateness, cleanness and colour of modern music, but I also miss the complete chaos of old, like some Captain Beefheart and Velvet Underground records, or even 90s HipHop records with the peaking 808s and static compressed vocals al la Wu Tang, or blues records like Robert Johnson’s. Somewhere in there is the carnival I’ve been searching for. This entire album could very well be a love letter to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground.”

In 2016, L.A. Salami released his first full-length, Dancing With Bad Grammar. That album was followed in 2018 with the barn-burning The City of Bootmakers. The Cause of Doubt & A Reason To Have Faith is slated to drop on July 17th. You can pre-order it here: https://sundaybestrecordings.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-l-a-salami-the-cause-of-doubt-a-reason-to-have-faith?ffm=FFM_07a2111ba2b5fa8897a2ab4ae2953d35

Earlier this year, L.A. Salami released the Dylanesque single “Things Ain’t Changed,” also from the The Cause of Doubt & A Reason To Have Faith.

Find L.A. Salami on Bandcamp: https://lasalami.bandcamp.com

From The City of Bootmakers, “Generation L(ost):”