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Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here Gets Full Album Reimagining by Makaya McCraven

In February 2010, the iconic poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron released his final album I’m New Here. In February 2011, Jamie xx reworked the album as We’re New Here. To honor the album’s 10th anniversary, XL Recordings is releasing We’re New Again—a reimagining from Chicago jazz musician and producer Makaya McCraven. It’s out February 7, 2020. Find the tracklist below.

Last year, Makaya McCraven released Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) and his standout album Universal Beings. This past October, his debut In the Moment got a deluxe reissue.

See where I’m New Here ended up on Pitchfork’s list of “The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s” and read Pitchfork’s Sunday Review of Winter in America.

We’re New Again:

01 Special Tribute (Broken Home pt.1)
02 I’m New Here
03 Running
04 Blessed Parents
05 New York is Killing Me
06 The Patch (Broken Home pt.2)
07 People of The Light
08 Being Blessed
09 Where Did the Night Go
10 Lily Scott (Broken Home pt.3)
11 I’ll Take Care of You
12 I’ve Been Me
13 This Can’t Be Real.
14 Piano Player
15 The Crutch
16 Guided (Broken Home pt.4)
17 Certain Bad Things
18 Me and the Devil