“Baba Ayoola” is an invitation to celebrate life from the London jazz band, now firmly established at the top of the exciting new English scene.
After the rapturous global reception for their track “Carry Me Home,” accumulating more than 3 million online listens, KOKOROKO’s new single keeps the bar very high. “Baba Ayoola” is a tribute to saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi’s grandfather and, by the group’s own admission, an invitation to celebrate life.
Opening to the vocal harmonies from the band’s three leaders (Sheila, Cassie and Richie), this new track is carried by delicate drums and percussion alongside subtle keyboard lines. Enchanting guitar riffs sparkle through a melodic bass line, enhanced by the powerful brass section and gospel-like harmonies. All this results in an exhilarating crescendo. A warm and shimmering melodic atmosphere, perfect for the Fall season.
The track “Baba Ayoola” is available via Brownswood Recordings.