Welcome Back Era, the new project from Grammy Award-Winning Brasstracks, is out now. The release features Brasstracks’ previously released songs “Still Life” featuring Tori Kelly, “Summertime 1, 2” featuring Yung Pinch and Rothstein and “Good Luck For Real” with TOBi as well as an unreleased live version of “Still Life,” recorded at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. These 2021 tracks mark a creative rebirth for Brasstracks who have started anew as they continue to release new music independently. Listen to the project HERE.
“Welcome Back Era is a collection of the music we’ve released with our friends since we’ve returned to independence, and of course a couple of new things as well,” says Brasstracks’ co-founder Ivan Jackson. “We wanted to package all of these songs together to mark the chapter that is our re-introduction.”
Jackson furthers, “When we parted ways with our label we were terrified, but we were quickly reminded of why Brasstracks exists in the first place. This is a family, one made by a community of the best fans in the world, and some of the most talented artists and musicians out there. Welcome Back Era is a celebration of our return to freedom of creation, and a celebration of all of you who keep this going. We can’t be sure what’s next, what it sounds like, or what it’s going to look like, but we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come.”
Brasstracks recently wrapped an extensive run of headline fall tour dates with breakout artist TOBisupporting. The run of North American shows included sold-out performances at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Boston’s Paradise Rock Club, DC’s Union Stage, and more.
Brasstracks was co-founded by Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne while studying jazz at New York’s Manhattan School of Music. Since forming in 2014, the duo has become one of music’s most in-demand horn/percussion duos, collaborating with the likes of Harry Styles, Anderson .Paak, Khalid, Mark Ronson, and Wyclef Jean. In 2016, Brasstracks produced Chance The Rapper’s hit single “No Problem,” which subsequently led to Grammy Wins for “Best Rap Performance” as well as “Best Rap Album” due to their contributions on Coloring Book.
Brasstracks released their debut album Golden Ticket in 2020 to widespread acclaim. The record featured an eclectic mix of collaborators, including modern rap and R&B titans such as Common, Masego, Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank & The Bangas, Robert Glasper, and more.
WELCOME BACK ERA TRACKLIST
1. Welcome Back
2. Kool Aid (featuring Cait Harris)
3. After A While (featuring COOKIE.)
4. Summertime 1, 2 (featuring Yung Pinch and Rothstein)
5. Good Luck For Real (with TOBi)
6. Give It To You Right Back (with TOBi)
7. Still Life (featuring Tori Kelly)
8. Alibi (featuring Fatherdude)
9. Still Life (featuring Tori Kelly) [Live at The Fonda Theatre]