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- Posted on Dec 7th 2010 11:30AM by Dan Reilly
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While fans will naturally compare the record to Ashcroft's output as a solo act and with the Verve, the singer says that he chose to work with Chicago hip-hop producer No I.D. (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Common) to create something unique. ""I started chatting with No I.D., saying that I always wanted to make music that was genre-defiant, that didn't have any kind of stamp on it," Ashcroft said in a statement. "I don't feel weird about having Curtis Mayfield and Funkadelic ideas all in the same song and neither does he."
The album's lead single, 'Are You Ready,' is available for streaming below and, for fans willing to give up their e-mail address, can be downloaded at Ashcroft's official site and Facebook page. Have a look at the exclusive album artwork and pick up 'United Nations of Sound' when it releases on March 8 via Razor and Tie.