The XX's Jamie Smith Reveals Release Details for Gil Scott-Heron Remix Record

The XX's Jamie Smith Reveals Release Details for Gil Scott-Heron Remix Record
Earlier this year, Gil Scott-Heron returned after a 17-year absence with the mind-blowing I'm New Here, an experimental electronic-leaning set that strayed from his jazz funk past. Thankfully, we won't have to wait another decade and a half for the musician's next album: his upcoming remix album, headed by XX member Jamie Smith, now has a release date.

Titled We're New Here, the album is set to be released on February 22 and presents 13 of Scott-Heron's latest cuts as re-imagined by the icy English beatsmith. Smith's take on "New York Is Killing Me," which can be seen below, is a chilly romp of cut-up vocal samples, minor electronic oscillations and a devastatingly downtempo snap beat.

The record will come courtesy of XL/Young Turks. It will be available digitally, as well as on CD and LP. A deluxe box set of We're New Here will included a copy of the album on pink vinyl, an instrumental version on green wax, CD copies of both versions and a couple of limited-edition prints.

We're New Here:

1. "I'm New Here"

2. "Home"

3. "I've Been Me (Interlude)"

4. "Running"

5. "My Cloud"

6. "Certain Things (Interlude)"

7. "The Crutch"

8. "Ur Soul and Mine"

9. "Parents (Interlude)"

10. "Piano Player"

11. "NY Is Killing Me"

12. "Jazz (Interlude)"

13. "I'll Take Care Of U"