Elvis Costello and The Roots have announced a collaborative album titled Wise Up Ghost released by Blue Note Records on Sept. 17.
Costello described the record as “the shortest distance between here and there” and containing “both rhythm and what is read.”
The Roots' Ahmir says, “It's a moody, brooding affair, cathartic rhythms and dissonant lullabies. I went stark and dark on the music, Elvis went HAM on some ole Ezra Pound (stuff).”
In addition to The Roots crew and friends, it features a guest vocal appearance on “Cinco Minutos Con Vos” from La Marisoul, lead singer of the Los Angeles group, La Santa Cecilia.
The album was produced by longtime Roots associate, Steven Mandel together with Elvis Costello, and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson.