Bootsy is back (again)
POSTED: July 1, 2020
According to The Guardian, a week or so ago, Bootsy Collins’
response to the global pandemics of Covid-19 and systemic racism comes in his own brand of galactic funk. Holed up in his ranch – known as Bootzilla – Collins has been spending the lockdown finalising his 10th solo album, The Power of the One. “It’s been a strange time; really good for music, but bad in many other ways.” While the album is not due until October, a charity single, Stars, was released last week, featuring a sample of the academic Cornel West talking powerfully on CNN, in the wake of Floyd’s killing, about the ways the US has failed its black citizens. “Covid gave me some time to reset,” Collins says. “I decided to put something out that was uplifting and that would hopefully help heal the planet.”
The single features not only Dr. Cornel West, but also Steve Jordan, Béla Fleck, EmiSunshine, and Uché: funky, interesting, and most definitely on the one.