Steve Arrington is set to release his first album in 11 years, Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions this September.
The upcoming album, announced alongside the release of its lead single “Keep Dreamin’,” took decades to create and is something “envisioned by Steve as a young man.” The legendary musician is joined by the likes of Knxwledge, Mndsgn, Brian Ellis, Shibo, Devin Morrison and Jerry Paper, along with Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf who aided in the LP’s creation.
“No matter what, no matter how long it takes, I stay focused and put in the work for dreams to come true,” Arrington said in a statement.
The funk icon’s last solo full-length release dates back to 2009’s Pure Thang. Over the years, he’s worked with the likes of Dam Funk, Teddy Riley and, most recently, Thundercat on his track “Black Qualls” with Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino and Steve Lacy.
Stream Steve Arrington’s “Keep Dreamin’” on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions drop September 18 via Stones Throw.
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