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Sudan Archives Releases New Album ‘Natural Brown Prom Queen’

Sudan Archives has just released her hotly anticipated sophomore album Natural Brown Prom Queen via Stones Throw. From first listen, it’s immediately apparent that Natural Brown Prom Queen is Sudan’s most ambitious work to date, ranging from the disco-influenced R&B of “Home Maker” (named Best New Track by Pitchfork), to Afrocentric anthem “Selfish Soul” (named a Song You Need by The Fader), to the wild ride of “NBPQ (Topless)” (named a Best New Track by Hypebeast), and beyond.

The accolades haven’t been limited to the singles, with Stereogum naming Natural Brown Prom Queen their Album of the Week and Consequence declaring Sudan their Artist of the Month amid the album emerging as a fixture on “most anticipated album” lists ranging from Vulture to AV Club to Paste and more. Meanwhile her imaginative and world-building videos, including her latest genre-defying gesture “OMG BRITT,” earned her a spot in YouTube Music’s Foundry Class of 2022.

The overarching theme of Natural Brown Prom Queen is home – which manifests in lyrics about both Sudan’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles and Cincinnati, where she grew up. Across the album’s 18 songs she explores themes of race, womanhood, and the fiercely loyal, loving relationships at the heart of her life with family, friends, and partner.

NATURAL BROWN PROM QUEEN TRACKLIST

  1. Home Maker
  2. NBPQ (Topless)
  3. Is This Real? (Can You Hear Yourself?)
  4. Ciara
  5. Selfish Soul
  6. Loyal (EDD)
  7. OMG BRITT
  8. ChevyS10
  9. Copycat (Broken Notions)
  10. It’s Already Done
  11. FLUE
  12. TDLY (Homegrown Land)
  13. Do Your Thing (Refreshing Springs)
  14. Freakalizer
  15. Homesick (Gorgeous & Arrogant)
  16. Milk Me
  17. Yellow Brick Road
  18. #513

Stream/Buy Natural Brown Prom Queen: https://ffm.to/naturalbrownpromqueen

Watch the video for “NBPQ (Topless)”:

Sudan is set to embark on the Homecoming Tour later this month, her first proper headline tour since 2020. Fresh off a sweaty run of UK festival appearances that included All Points East, FORWARDS, and End of the Road, as well as having held her own performing solo as support on Tame Impala’s North American tour last year, she has honed her electrifying live show to mesmerizing heights.

Tickets are on sale now:  https://sudanarchives.com/

– full dates below.

SUDAN ARCHIVES ON TOURSudan Archives Releases New Album 'Natural Brown Prom Queen', Yours Truly, News, February 28, 2024

Homecoming Tour – North America

  • Sept 24 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
  • Sept 25 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Music Club
  • Sept 26 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
  • Sept 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
  • Sep 29  – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *SOLD OUT
  • Sept 30 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune
  • Oct 1 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
  • Oct 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
  • Oct 5 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
  • ​​Oct 7  – Toronto, ON – Axis
  • Oct 8 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson
  • Oct 10 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
  • Oct 11 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
  • Oct 12  – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (The Hall)
  • Oct 14 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
  • Oct 15  – Pittsburgh, PA – Sound Series Block Party
  • Oct 17 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
  • Oct 18 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
  • Oct 19 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
  • Oct 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room *SOLD OUT

Homecoming Tour – Europe

  • 4 Nov – Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia
  • 5 Nov – Zurich, Switzerland – Moods
  • 6 Nov – Munich, Germany – Ampere
  • 8 Nov – Vienna, Austria – Grelle Forelle
  • 9 Nov – Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum Music Bar
  • 10 Nov – Warsaw, Poland – Hybrydy
  • 12 Nov – Copenhagen, Denmark – Hotel Cecil
  • 13 Nov – Berlin, Germany – Metropol
  • 14 Nov – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
  • 15 Nov – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Noord
  • 17 Nov – Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie
  • 18 Nov – Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival
  • 20 Nov – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Studio Warehouse
  • 21 Nov – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
  • 23 Nov – London, UK – KOKO*
  • 24 Nov – Manchester, UK – Band on the Wall
  • 25 Nov – Barcelona, Spain – La 2 de Apolo
  • 26 Nov – Lisbon, Portugal – Super Bock em Stock

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