David Lyttle collaborates with hip hop icon Talib Kweli on third album Faces
23rd January 2015

David Lyttle is set to release Faces, his most diverse album to date, with nods to soul, hip hop, jazz and dance. Among the album's eclectic list of guests is American hip hop icon Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn rapper emerged in the late '90s as one half of Black Star, with Mos Def, and has collaborated with J Dilla, Kanye West, will.i,am, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Norah Jones. One of the most lyrically advanced and socially aware rappers today, his fans include 50 Cent and Jay Z, who have cited him as one of their favourite rappers.

Seeking a forward-thinking American rapper with an interest in jazz, Lyttle sent some demos to Kweli who agreed to write and perform on what became 'The Second Line'. A high energy blend of retro funk and New Orleans marching band groove, the track features Lyttle on vocals, drums, percussion and keyboards, with Irish bass great Keith Duffy of The Corrs and rising star London saxophonist Tom Harrison helping out. 'The Second Line' was debuted by John Creedon on RTE Radio 1 on January 15th.

"It was great to collaborate with Talib and an honour to have a genuine hip hop icon on the album. His energy and lyrical content is simply unrivalled. It was also nice to hear him rap "Gotta make it crystal like Waterford", a place I used to play and hang out a lot in!"

Faces is out February 23rd. Sign up to David's mailing list at www.davidlyttle.com for exclusive Faces previews, streams and updates. Join David on his social media pages at facebook.com/davidlyttlemusic and twitter.com/david_lyttle.