A posthumous album from Lee “Scratch” Perry is on the way. King Perry is due out on February 2 via Tricky’s False Idols imprint. It was written and recorded before the reggae icon’s death in August of 2021 and, according to a press release, it was “born out of a request from Perry that he ‘wanted to do something new, something different but still with a dub framework.’” Previous collaborator Daniel Boyd produced the album, and two tracks were also co-produced with Tricky. Fifi Rong, Happy Mondays‘ Shaun Ryder, Tricky collaborator Marta, Rose Waite, and Greentea Peng all make appearances, and you can see the cover art and tracklist below.
The first single is “100lbs of Summer,” which features vocals from Greentea Peng. Hear that, and the Tricky remix, below.
LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY – KING PERRY TRACKLIST
01 100lbs of Summer [ft. Greentea Peng]
02 Evil Generation
03 Midnight Blues [ft. Fifi Rong]
04 King of the Animals
05 Green Banana [ft. Shaun Ryder]
06 Jesus Life
07 I Am a Dubby [ft. Marta]
08 No Illusion
09 The Person I Am [ft. Rose Waite]
10 Jah People in Blue Sky [ft. Greentea Peng]
11 Future of My Music [ft. Tricky and Marta]