Iconic Philadelphia hardcore band, Soul Glo have today announced their fourth studio album, Diaspora Problems, is coming March 25. Check out the lead single from it, “Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))”, now!

Diaspora Problems will also be available on vinyl via Secret Voice in late 2022, with pre-orders available now.

Sonically, the first taste of the new album is like a circle-pit for the mind, with a steady drumbeat and swirling guitars. Lyrically, the track examines the disposability of Black art and its creators, and the mental anguish of having “big big plans” in a time when a future is not guaranteed. Throughout the track, Soul Glo breakdown genre walls blending hip-hop, hardcore, and punk.

The band say of the rage-fuelled whirlwind that is new single, “Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))”:

“Many artists feel as though time is a consistent adversary when it comes to the production of their work, but there is a population of people within this group who fear even more the probability of their time permanently coming to a close before they can enjoy the fruit of their labor. Many Black artists who reach superstar status do so posthumously or have a limited amount of time to establish their legacy.” 

Soul Glo Diaspora Problems

Conceptualized over the course of 2016 to 2021, Diaspora Problems was recorded in an unfinished warehouse and the band’s practice space during the hottest parts of summer 2021.

The self-produced album explores an artist and individuals’ self-doubt and self-hate, past traumas that can only be worked out in adulthood, financial instability and how it affects an artist, the effects of institutional and state violence, and the power of community that delivered Soul Glo through each struggle the band has endured from their inception and before. Soul Glo’s lyrics are uncompromising, written to raise awareness of social justice issues, and designed to make you look inward.

Soul Glo will hit the road with Circa Survive and Tigers Jaw in North America starting February 6 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. January 7 – February 5 dates have been postponed, reschedule information coming soon.

Check out “Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))” below and pre-order/save the album here.

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Images courtesy of Soul Glo. Featured image credit: Mitchell Wocjik.

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