GoGo Penguin are set to release Everything is Going to Be OK, the U.K. experimental jazz trio’s first album since almost breaking up.
The album was recorded during a difficult period for the band: Bassist Nick Blacka lost his mother and older brother to cancer only months apart, and pianist Chris Illingworth lost his grandmother. Meanwhile, the band was also dealing with the amicable departure of their longtime drummer Rob Turner. Blacka and Illingworth drew closer together during this time of loss and upheaval and welcomed new drummer Jon Scott.
The recording sessions gave the band a sanctuary away from ordinary life, and the resulting project draws its strength from a shared understanding and empathy, “with a truly vibrant and hopeful sonic direction,” according to a media release.
The band has already released four singles, including “Parasite” below: