The New Congress ft. Talib Kweli - Anguish Love & Romance

Posted 6 years ago
Producer:
The New Congress
Album:
Anguish Love & Romance

Twice recognized by local alternative weekly City Pages as the best R&B artists the Twin Cities have to offer, Minneapolis-based neo-soul octet The New Congress are preparing to take their game to the next level with the Oct. 27, release of sophomore album Anguish Love & Romance. The ensemble’s Booth debut and latest single, the LP’s title track, finds lead vocalist/guitarist Aaron “Orange” Cosgrove soulfully exploring the set’s titular themes over a laid-back guitar/bass groove accented by gauzy background vocals and subdued scratches (courtesy of DJ Dudley D). Halfway through, Talib Kweli steps up to the mic to give his take on the topic in a characteristically agile guest verse, opining that “There is no love without pain and anguish.” It should come as no surprise that TNC’s funky, spacey throwback sound (similar to that of Relax (Your Mind) singer Jason Caesar) has European listeners buzzing, but could they be too far ahead of the curve to find a niche in the American mainstream? As always, Booth listeners will have the final say.

The New Congress Alternative

Written by
Posted 6 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

The DJBooth A&R Report (August, 2016)

Become familiar with the names and work of four exciting, young artists before they blow up. Read More
Posted about 36 minutes ago by Brendan V

French Montana Lied, “MC4” Wasn’t Pushed Back Due to Sample Clearance

Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid divulges the real reason why French will be released in October. Read More
Posted one hour ago by DJ Z

A De La Soul Catalog Crash Course Before “and the Anonymous Nobody…” Arrives

We look back at De La Soul's entire catalog before looking ahead to their brand new album. Read More
Posted 2 hours ago by Matteo Urella

Damn! Mickey Factz Has “600 Bars On Deck” For Upcoming Radio Appearances

Considering Mickey’s track record, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for these upcoming appearances. Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by Brent Bradley

How Frank Ocean Releasing “Blonde” Independently Will Change The Game

If reports of Frank Ocean leaving Def Jam are true, this could mark a major turning point in music. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Prose & Flows: 25 Years of Nas’ Best Lyrics

Before the video for "Nas Album Done" is released, we look back at two plus decades of his lyrical brilliance. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Matteo Urella
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.