After dominating the Grammy Awards with his last album We Are, Jon Batiste has announced the highly anticipated followup called World Music Radio.
It features 20 songs (plus a bonus track) and includes guest appearances by Lana Del Rey, Lil Wayne, Kenny G and more.
“I created this album with a feeling of liberation in my life and a renewed sense of exploration of my personhood, my craft and of the world around me unlike anything I had ever felt before,” Batiste said in a statement.
Hear the new single “Calling Your Name”:
Another of the songs, “Be Who You Are,” was released earlier this month in collaboration with Coke Studio.
Batiste, who was formerly the bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, earned 14 Grammy nominations in seven categories for We Are and went on to win five Grammys, including album of the year. He also won an Academy Award for best original score — alongside Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross — for his work on Pixar’s Soul.
Here’s the track listing:
- Hello, Billy Bob
- Raindance (ft. Native Soul)
- Be Who You Are (ft. J.I.D, NewJeans, Camilo)
- My Heart (ft. Rita Payés)
- Drink Water (ft. Jon Bellion, Fireboy DML)
- Calling Your Name
- Clair De Lune (ft. Kenny G)
- 17th Ward Prelude
- Uneasy (ft. Lil Wayne)
- CALL NOW (504-305-8269) (ft. Michael Batiste)
- BOOM FOR REAL
- MOVEMENT 18’ (Heroes)
- Master Power
- Running Away (ft. Leigh-Anne)
- Goodbye, Billy Bob
- White Space
- Wherever You Are
- Life Lesson (ft. Lana Del Rey) *bonus track
Jon Batiste’s World Music Radio is out Aug. 18, 2023, via Verve/Interscope.