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About "Ten Times Backwards"
“Ten Times Backwards” is inspired by the resurgence of coups d'etat in West Africa in particular. “We thought we were done with coups,” Ade Bantu explains, but then we saw Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea Conakry, Sudan and other countries and we realized that not only are these militaries once again taking over our societies but that they always
seem to do so right when youth movements and democracy are coming to the fore. We
thought the days of occupations are over but now they're drawing us 10 times backwards.” To capture this reality the music on this track is very spiritual, lamentational, what
we might call “Afrobeat lamentations.”