Following on from their 2015 album, Detroit hip-hop veteran and multi-instrumentalist Chris Keys have renewed their partnership for Innocent Country 2, and from it have released Sacred Safe, which features guests Homeboy Sandman, Cavalier and Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards. It’s out on April 24th via Mello Music Group.

There’s a feeling of 70s funk jazz about ‘Sacred Safe’, the warm ripples of the bassline under these rich almost gospel like vocal harmonies. Over the top, all involve contribute – Homeboy Sandman his usual cool self, as they lay the rhymes and cadenzas with a class and skill that weaves a rich spell.

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Quelle Chris has been releasing some of the most open, honest and thoughtful music of the past half-decade. Last year’s Guns was an emotionally charged, layered project that focused on America’s gun crisis. The Detroit hip-hop veteran was at his most experimental yet and even dabbled with creating his own animation for the stand-out single “Obamacare”‘s music video. This year, he’s reigniting the collaborative partnership with multi-instrumentalist Chris Keys for the follow-up to their 2015 album, introducing Innocent Country 2, out April 24 via Mello Music Group. Each song was produced by Keys with Quelle credited as co-producer.

Today, Quelle Chris premieres “Sacred Safe” with guest spots from Homeboy Sandman, Cavalier and Merrill Garbus of the Tune-Yards. The effort follows “Living Happy” and his “Sudden Death” visual from February. His next LP will also feature guest spots from Earl Sweatshirt, Pink Siifu, Billy Woods, Denmark Vessey and plenty of other notable names.

The new album is out April 24th on Mello Music Group
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