The anonymous Afro-futurist collective Sault (which may or may not co-star London producer Inflo and American vocalist Kid Sister) first grabbed the music world’s attention little more than a year ago with their groundbreaking debut album 5, followed a few months later by the equally impressive 7. But it’s their third release Untitled (Black Is) that truly mesmerizes you with 56 artful and stylish minutes of deep-groove funk, post-modern R&B and neo-soul dedicated to the struggle for racial equality in America and around the world. Fittingly surprise-released on Juneteenth, with proceeds going to charity, it’s timely and timeless, motivated and moving, potent and powerful, grand and glorious — in other words, everything that great art can and should be.
THE PRESS RELEASE: “We present our first Untitled album to mark a moment in time where we as Black People, and of Black Origin are fighting for our lives. RIP George Floyd and all those who have suffered from police brutality and systemic racism. Change is happening… We are focused.”