Published May 29, 2013Earlier this year, the Roots and Elvis Costello revealed that they had a collaborative album on the way, and now they've officially announced the collection. Entitled Wise Up Ghost, it's out in North America on September 17 through Blue Note Records.
The sessions took place at Feliz Habitat Studios and at Costello's Hookery Crookery Studios. It was produced by Costello, Questlove and Roots associate Steven Mandel. It features a guest appearance from La Marisoul, the singer of La Santa Cecilia, on a tune called "Cinco Minutos Con Vos."
Questlove said in a press release, "It's a moody, brooding affair, cathartic rhythms and dissonant lullabies. I went stark and dark on the music, Elvis went HAM on some ole Ezra Pound shit."
A tracklist and lead single have yet to emerge online.