K’NAAN TO DEBUT NEW EP JANUARY 24
K’NAAN TO DEBUT NEW EP ‘MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN SILENCE’ JANUARY 24
FIRST SINGLE ‘IS ANYBODY OUT THERE’ FEATURES NELLY FURTADO
NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE SPRING 2012
“K’NAAN sees the utopia of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ through a hip-hop lens…” ROLLING STONE
19 JANUARY 2012 (TORONTO, ON)—Critically acclaimed Hip Hop MC and singer-songwriter K’NAAN is set to debut his new five-song EP More Beautiful Than Silence on January 24 through A&M/Octone Records/Universal Music Canada. The collection includes the single “Is Anybody Out There” featuring Nelly Furtado. More Beautiful Than Silence also contains “Nothing to Lose” with Nas and “Better”, produced by Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic. In addition to his EP, K’NAAN’s forthcoming album is set to be released in Spring 2012 with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Wrapping his world tour for his gold-selling sophomore album, Troubadour, in the fall of 2010, K’NAAN has since been hard at work in the studio. The dynamic five tracks featured on More Beautiful Than Silence will give fans a taste of the diverse sound that they have come to know the artist for, while highlighting the expansive sonic direction K’NAAN has explored writing and recording over the last year.
K’NAAN has already made a powerful mark on the global music world with his eloquent and thought-provoking lyrics. In the tradition of great folk singers and protest songs, K’NAAN has carved a new path that widens the traditional hip-hop music perspective. Troubadour included his multiplatinum single “Wavin’ Flag”, which reached #1 in 18 countries, toured the globe alongside the FIFA World Cup, and extended relief as the anthem to the Young Artists For Haiti initiative.
In addition, K’NAAN won a pair of 2010 Juno awards, for Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year as well as accepting 2011’s Single of the Year on behalf of Young Artists For Haiti. He was also shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize. K’NAAN has collaborated with other artists in many capacities, including Keane, and Mos Def as well as Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives.
More Beautiful Than Silence track listing:
Is Anybody Out There featuring Nelly Furtado
Nothing to Lose featuring Nas
More Beautiful Than Silence
Coming to America