Funk legend Bootsy Collins is back, and the whole world is going to feel it. The P-Funk pioneer will release World Wide Funk on Oct. 27, his first new album since 2011’s Tha Funk Capital of the World. Our first taste of the album comes in the form of lead single “Worth My While (feat. Kali Uchis),” a slinky R&B groove guaranteed to funk up your morning.
Collins turned to musical friends both new and old for accompaniment on his new album, with an eye-popping feature lineup including the likes of Snoop Dogg, Buckethead, Victor Wooten, Eric Gales, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Musiq Soulchild, the late Bernie Worrell and many more. But World Wide Funk is more than just a carefree, funky party—it’s also a call to activism. “Bootz on the ground, baby!” Colllins declares on the title track. “The whole concept,” Collins says, “was not only about playing music or being current on this album, but about teaching people how to funk for themselves so they can bring some funk to get some. We bring them hope like dope, so not one Funkateer chokes.” That’s a message of unity and uplift that this world needs to hear, perhaps now more than ever.
World Wide Funk is available for preorder here. Listen to “Worth My While” and a Collins set from the Paste Cloud below, and find the new album’s tracklist and cover art further down.
World Wide Funk Tracklist:
01. World Wide Funk (feat. Doug E. Fresh, Buckethead & Alissia Benveniste)
02. Bass-Rigged-System (feat. Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Manou Gallo, Alissia Benveniste & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
03. Pusherman (feat. Dru Down, BlvckSeeds , Mr. Talkbox)
04. Thera-P (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt & Alissia Benveniste)
05. Hot Saucer (feat. Musiq Soulchild & Big Daddy Kane)
06. Heaven Yes
07. Ladies Nite (feat. MC Eiht & BlvckSeeds)
08. Candy Coated Lover (feat. X-Zact, Kali Uchis & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
09. Snow Bunny (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt, Snowbunny & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
10. Hi-On-Heels (feat. October London)
11. A Salute To Bernie (feat. Dr. G. Bernie Worrell)
12. Boomerang (feat. Justin Johnson)
13. Worth My While (feat. Kali Uchis)
14. Come Back Bootsy (feat. Eric Gales, Dennis Chambers & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
15. Illusions (feat. Chuck D, Buckethead & BlvckSeeds)
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