Theo Croker delivers his new album BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST via Sony Masterworks, his first since 2019’s critically-acclaimed Star People Nation. Produced by Theo Croker, the album includes vocal and instrumental features from Wyclef Jean, Ari Lennox, Gary Bartz, Charlotte Dos Santos, Iman Omari, Malaya, and Kassa Overall.
A contemporary oratorio and a “smoldering neo-jazz collection” according to The New York Times, the 13 tracks that make BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST are inspired by the forgotten hero’s journey towards self-actualization within the universal origins of blackness. It’s a sonic celebration of Afro-origin, and ultimately a reclamation of the culture, for the culture.
Watch previously released music videos for:
State Of The Union 444 || BLK2THEFUTURE ft. Wyclef Jean
Happy Feet (for dancers) ft. Malaya
Theo hits the road next month in support of the new album, with dates across select cities in the U.S. as well as international stops including Oslo, Prague, Milan, Paris, London, Berlin, and more. Full tour schedule and ticketing info can be found here.
THEO CROKER BLK2LIFE TOUR
ABOUT THEO CROKER
Theo Croker is a storyteller who speaks through his trumpet. A creative who refuses boundaries, the GRAMMY®️ Award-nominated artist, composer, producer, thought leader, and influencer projects his voice through the music. After seven years of sojourn in Shanghai, Croker crash-landed with a simmering original sound on the 2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater-assisted album AfroPhysicist. Following the success of Escape Velocity in 2016, he ascended to a new stratosphere with Star People Nation in 2019. The record garnered a nomination in the category of “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” at the 62nd GRAMMY®️ Awards. It attracted widespread critical acclaim including Stereogum, Paste, and The New York Times who called it “an album that gallivants from swirling, left-field hip-hop beats to propellant swing to entrancing passages of African percussion. Through it all, Croker’s understated trumpet playing holds his small band together with swagger and poise.” Along the way, he also lent his sound to platinum-selling albums by everyone from J. Cole to Ari Lennox while touring his band across the globe many times over. In 2020, he hunkered down at his childhood home in the midst of the global pandemic and wrote his sixth full-length album, BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST, available now from Sony Music Masterworks.
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