RJD2 Announces New Album ‘Dame Fortune,’ Shares Soulful ‘Peace of What’
Philly-based producer RJD2 has announced he will return with his sixth full-length Dame Fortune this spring.
The album -- which was recorded in Philadelphia and RJD2's hometown of Columbus, Ohio -- is due out March 25 via the producer’s own Electrical Connections label. It includes vocal contributions from Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston), Phonte, Blueprint, Josh Krajcik and Jordan Brown. Brown appears on lead single “Peace of What,” a soulful cut boasting strings and horns that's inspired by Main Source’s great 1991 track “Peace Is Not the Word to Play.” Take a listen below:
“When I hear people talk of peace in America, the discrepancy between our words and our actions can get fatiguing,” RJD2 says of the new song in a press release. “I was trying to reflect the experience of people I know, which often feels like ‘We’re not ACTUALLY trying to do anything about this problem in our country.’”
Dame of Fortune -- which can be pre-ordered now at iTunes and Amazon -- follows RJD2’s 2013 LP More Is Than Isn’t and last year’s STS X RJD2, the producer’s collaborative effort with rapper STS. Take a look at the forthcoming album’s complete track list and cover art, plus RJD2’s upcoming tour dates, below:
Dame of Fortune Track List
1. "A Portal Inward"
2. "The Roaming Hoard"
3. "Peace of What" (feat. Jordan Brown)
4. "The Sheboygan Left"
5. "A New Theory"
6. "We Come Alive" (feat. Son Little)
7. "PF, Day One"
8. "Saboteur" (feat. Phonte Coleman)
9. "Your Nostalgic Heart and Lung"
10. "Up In The Clouds" (feat. Blueprint)
11. "Band of Matron Saints" (feat. Josh Krajcik)
12. "Portals Outward"
Jan. 12: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
Jan. 13: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
Jan. 30: Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Feb. 20: Austin, TX - Empire Garage
Feb. 27: Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 11: Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
April 8: Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
April 9: San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 29: Chicago, IL - Metro
May 28: Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 29: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club