12 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Edinburgh trio continues its explorative, pastiche approach, using R&B, hip-hop, dub, gospel, post-punk, and spontaneity as tools. Feeling, not riffs or grooves, is their North Star on “Turn” and “Fee Fi.” They invoke biblical themes on “Holy Ghost” and “Lord,” one pristine and glistening, the other raw oratory, both uplifting. “In My View” comes with a rare hook. Are Young Fathers embracing more traditional methods? Possibly, but Cocoa Sugar is a staggeringly creative listen, soaked with ingenuity and catharsis.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Edinburgh trio continues its explorative, pastiche approach, using R&B, hip-hop, dub, gospel, post-punk, and spontaneity as tools. Feeling, not riffs or grooves, is their North Star on “Turn” and “Fee Fi.” They invoke biblical themes on “Holy Ghost” and “Lord,” one pristine and glistening, the other raw oratory, both uplifting. “In My View” comes with a rare hook. Are Young Fathers embracing more traditional methods? Possibly, but Cocoa Sugar is a staggeringly creative listen, soaked with ingenuity and catharsis.

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