Talib Kweli is back with his newest video for his latest single, “Heads Up Eyes Open.” With features from Yummy Bingham and Rick Ross, the song and video touch on themes of spirituality, media misrepresentation, and police brutality.
Kweli reflects on what the album means to him, and his mindset when creating it, “I wanted to create an album that showcased my growth as a musician and I feel I’ve done that whether people understand its vision or not… This is not an album that owes its inspiration to an aesthetic, this is the sound I heard in my head.”
Radio Silence speaks directly to Kweli’s desire to never be silenced. Working on the album on and off for four years gave him a perspective that he hadn’t had before, he saw himself grow in new directions. The song, which was produced by J Rhodes, is brought to life in the video that juxtaposes two man’s lives and their trials and tribulations that come with doing the right thing and grappling with what it means to be successful.
Radio Silence is out on November 17th, 2017
Tour Dates & Shows
October 10- Troxy, London
October 26- Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY
October 29- The Observatory OC, Santa Ana CA
October 30- The Novo, Los Angeles CA
October 31- The Observatory SD, San Diego CA
November 1- City Winery Nashville, Nashville TN
November 3- City Winery Atlanta, Atlanta GA
November 5- Carnegie Hall, New York NY
November 9- The Blue Note, New York NY