Aussie hip hop lynchpins Bliss N Eso have revealed the tracklisting and cover art for their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Circus In The Sky. If the list of collaborators is anything to go by, this record is going to be a corker.
Hip hop icon Nas is easily the biggest name to feature, with the New Yorker teaming up with the trio on I Am Somebody. We can also expect appearances from Melbourne soul export Daniel Merriweather and rising American singer-songwriter Ceekay Jones. Track 9, Reservoir Dogs, has piqued our interest – with 360, Pez, Seth Sentry and Drapht all appearing. It’s pretty much a who’s who of contemporary Australian hip hop. Wowzers.
The artwork features the same winged creature from Bliss N Eso’s last 2 records, Running on Air and Flying Colours, but this time it’s not Steve Cross behind the illustrations but renowned digital artist Justin Maller, who has worked with the likes of Nike and Coca-Cola.
As per usual, the Sydney outfit have crammed in a lot of value for your buck, squeezing 17 tracks on to the album, including previously released singles House Of Dreams and Home Is Where The Heart Is. Circus In The Sky is available for pre-order now at Bliss N Eso’s official site, along with a bunch of neat goodies like signed CDs, T-shirts, phone covers and stubby holders.
Bliss N Eso last week announced House Of Dreams, their first headlining tour since 2011, which will see the boys on a 7-date trip around the country.
02. Pale Blue Dot
03. I Am Somebody (feat. Nas)
04. Home is Where the Heart Is
05. Animal Kingdom
06. Can’t Get Rid of This Feeling (feat. Daniel Merriweather)
07. Act Your Age
08. Life’s Midnight
09. Reservoir Dogs (feat. 360, Pez, Seth Sentry & Drapht)
10. Next Frontier
11. My Life (feat. Ceekay Jones)
13. Cialis Cuts
14. Bomb Like Banksy
16. I Feel Free
17. House of Dreams