Shabazz Palaces return on July 14 with their new album, the amazingly titled Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star. Their last album was Lese Majesty in 2014. The group is previewing the album with “Shine a Light”—you can watch a lyric video directed by Cristina T. Bercovitz and Jonathan Snipes (from Clipping) by scrolling down.
According to Shabazz Palaces, the new album tells the story of a “sentient being from somewhere else” named Quazarz. It even comes with a synopsis from Shabazz frontman Ishmael Butler:
“I, Quazarz, Born On A Gangster Star, son only of Barbara Dream Caster and Reginald The Dark Hoper - he who rides on light - dreamer of the seventh dream and kissed eternal by Awet the Sun Scented - who far from home I found my same self differents in those constellies that be Dai at my weap-side immediate and all us Water Guild affiliates who revelries in the futures passed recordings and ceremonies flexing resplendent in the Paradise Sportif armor - raising these musics a joy/cry that way into these aquadescentdiamondized ethers of the Migosphere here on Drake world. Welcome To Quazarz.”