Volcanic Sunlight

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Volcanic Sunlight
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Studio album by Saul Williams
Released 10 May 2011 (2011-05-10)
Recorded 2010–11
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 55:16
Label Columbia
Producer Renaud Létang
Saul Williams chronology
The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
(2007)
Volcanic Sunlight
(2011)
MartyrLoserKing
(2016)
Singles from Volcanic Sunlight
  1. "Explain My Heart"
  2. "Dance"
  3. "Patience"
    Released: November 11, 2011

Volcanic Sunlight is the fourth studio album by Saul Williams. It features a different approach than his previous albums, embracing a dance-pop direction,[1] with various influences from funk, disco, '60s garage rock, new wave, and dubstep.[2]

The song "Dance" includes a sample from the song "Disco '82" original soundtrack of the Bollywood film Khud-Daar (Hindi: खुद्दार), directed by Ravi Tandon. The song was composed by Rajesh Roshan, with lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and performed by Kishore Kumar.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Saul Williams, except "Girls Have More Fun", composed by Williams and CX KiDTRONiK.

  1. "Look to the Sun" – 4:08
  2. "Patience" – 3:52
  3. "Explain My Heart" – 4:15
  4. "Triumph" – 6:03
  5. "Diagram" – 3:47
  6. "Girls Have More Fun" (also known as "Girls on Saturn") – 2:27
  7. "Give It Up" – 4:12
  8. "Dance" (featuring Janelle Monáe) – 3:35
  9. "Volcanic Sunlight" – 3:56
  10. "Rocket" – 3:52
  11. "Fall Up" – 4:17
  12. "Innocence" – 5:43
  13. "New Day" - 5:14
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Saul Williams – lead vocals, songwriting, arrangements, guitar (3), bass (13), keyboards (2–5, 7–11, 13), percussion (3)
  • Renaud Létang – production, mixing, arrangements, bass (1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12), guitar (1–5, 7, 8, 10–13), percussion (3, 6), tambourine (13), piano (13), keyboards (1–8, 10–13)
  • Deep Cotton – backing vocals (12)
  • Janelle Monáe – backing vocals (12)
  • Lippie – backing vocals (2)
  • Saturn – backing vocals (6, 8)
  • Julien Chirol – brass (2, 9, 10, 13), flute (3), trombone (3)
  • Lionel Segui – brass (2, 9, 10, 13), trombone (3), tuba (3)
  • Misha Cliquennois – brass (2, 9, 10, 13), horn (3), trumpet (3)
  • Vincent Taeger – drums (1, 2, 4–9, 12, 13), tambourine (13)
  • David Sztanke – keyboards (1, 5–11, 13)
  • Denis Teste – keyboards (4)
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Vincent Taeger – percussion (1, 12)
  • Mamané Thiam – percussion [Sabax] (3, 4)
  • Thomas Moulin – recording
  • CX KiDTRONiK – songwriting (6)

External links[edit]

Volcanic Sunlight at Discogs

References[edit]