The second single off of the upcoming new album ‘Please Don’t Be Dead (June 15). Titillating? Is that the word to describe the scene he’s painting in this song? Heck, yes.
‘’The Duffler’ is a very familiar story…a story about someone having something and not appreciating it until it’s gone, when it’s too late. Given current events, I think America is in that space right now,” says Negrito of the track.
“I wrote this album because I fear for the life of my black son. I fear for the lives of my daughters. I am uncertain about what kind of future they will face. Will someone shoot up their school? Will they become addicted to prescription pills? Will they wind up on the street, sleeping under freeways and overpasses? Will the police murder my son? I came up with the name ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’ because I felt like we’d lost our way as a society — and I know what happens when you chase the wrong things. It’s the story of my life.”
‘Please Don’t Be Dead’ is the follow up to 2016’s Grammy Award-winning ‘The Last Days Of Oakland’.
Look for FN on tour in Europe first, then back in the U.S.
15th – Barcelona, Apollo
16th – Valencia, La Rambleta
17th – Madrid, Caracol
19th – Ibiza, Sueños De Libertad
23rd – Nottingham, Bodega
24th – Manchester, Night & Day
26th – Baden, Blues Festival
30th – Glasgow, King Tuts
1st – London, Dingwalls
2nd – Bristol, Thekla
6th – Milan, Hello Folks Festival
7th – Bologna, Covo Summer Festival
8th – Rome, Monk Club
8th – Winchester, Boomtown Fair