Only God Knows - Young Fathers

from the single Only God Knows (2017)

Young Fathers are an amazing hip-hop trio from Edinburgh, Scotland.  I enjoy their music for the bounce in their beats and the infectious energy in their vocals.

Their 2015 album White Men Are Black Men Too - with its standout single Shame - was undoubtably my favorite album of that year.  I had to special order the disc from my local music store.  Despite the proprietor's encyclopedic knowledge of new music, he had never heard of them.  After I gave him a listen, he started pushing the record to his clientele, bragging about the new band he "discovered."  Ugh.

Only God Knows has all of the bounce and energy of their prior releases.  It also features the Leith Congregational Choir who add a church vibe that includes a stirring pipe organ introduction.

This song is being featured in the film T2 Trainspotting, the sequel to the 1996 cult classic film.  Its iconic director - Danny Boyle - refers to this song as "the heartbeat of the film."

Even if hip-hop is not your thing, you really need to check these guys out.

Click Here to listen to Only God Knows.

Click Here to read my 2015 blog post on the Young Fathers song Shame.

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