Young Fathers share new song Cocoa Sugar

The trio have released the new track alongside a single edit of their song Border Girl

Video by Alexander Smail | 31 Oct 2018

Blistering Edinburgh-based trio Young Fathers have shared a new song, Cocoa Sugar. The track shares its title with their Scottish Album of the Year Award-winning third album, and was released today alongside a new single edit of their song Border Girl. On their SAY win, band member Alloysious Massaquoi said “This is a total surprise and an honour for us to win it twice and make history. We are obviously a multi-racial group who stand for openness, kindness, and love.”

In The Skinny’s ecstatic five-star review of Cocoa Sugar, we said: “As always, it’s a mystery how Young Fathers pull it off. Cocoa Sugar slaps sugary boy band choruses against tongue-twister rap, via surreal imagery borrowed from the Bible and a sprinkling of the kind of idioms your nan might use. It’s a potent mix, and their best album yet”

We also interviewed the band earlier this year, talking about improv poetry, huge horses and the future of Edinburgh's live scene.

Listen to new track Cocoa Sugar in the above YouTube player, or click here if it's not loading properly.

One of Young Fathers, Kayus Bankole, will be in conversation with bestselling author Jason Reynolds on 27 November at the Scottish Poetry Library, where they'll be discussing Reynolds' newest book For Every One, their own routes to where they are today and more; hosted by 404 Ink and Neu! Reekie!, tickets are on sale now via; Young Fathers play O2 Academy, Glasgow, 30 Nov