Quelle Chris Announces New Album DEATHFAME, Drops “Alive Ain’t Always Living”: Stream

The Detroit rapper preps his follow-up to 2020's Innocent Country 2

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Quelle Chris has announced his upcoming album DEATHFAME, out May 13th via Mello Music Group, and released its lead single “Alive Ain’t Always Living.”

The new LP will be the Detroit rapper’s first solo body of work since 2020’s Innocent Country 2, and finds him once again reunited with producer and frequent collaborator Chris Keys. The 14-track project includes guest features from Navy Blue (“So Tired You Can’t Stop Dreaming”), Denmark Vessey and J Jig Cicero (“Cui Proudest”), Pink Siifu and Morfu (“The Sky Is Blue Because The Sunset Is Red”), and Cavalier (album closer “Excuse My Back”).

The first offering “Alive Ain’t Always Living,” meanwhile, is built over a looping gospel organ as the hip-hop artist otherwise known as Gavin Tennille sing-raps, “I’m so grateful, so grateful to be alive/ But alive ain’t always livin’, sometimes n***** just survive/ Day to day, plate to plate, two piece and fries/ Or the steak will leave some sides, sometimes low and sometimes high/ I’m so thankful.”

Stream the song below and pre-order the new album on Bandcamp here.

In support of DEATHFAME, Chris has also announced a run of headlining dates throughout Europe and the UK. Known as the “#DEATHTOUR,” the trek begins May 12th in Antwerp, Belgium and runs through June 3rd with stops in London, Glasgow, Copenhagen, and beyond. Buy tickets here.

In 2021, the rapper contributed to L’Orange and Namir Blade’s Imaginary Everything and The Alchemist and Armand Hammer’s Haram, unveiled “Iron Steel Samurai” for Mello Music Group’s Bushido, and scored part of the Oscar-nominated biopic Judas and the Black Messiah.


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DEATHFAME Tracklist:
01. TEYC
02. Alive Ain’t Always Living
03. King in Black
04. PS1 (Pontiac Sunfire 1)
05. Feed the Heads
06. So Tired You Can’t Stop Dreaming (feat. Navy Blue)
07. Die Happy Knowing They’ll Care
09. The Agency of the Future
10. Help I’m Dead
11. How Could You Love Something Like Me
12. Cui Proudest (feat. Denmark Vessey and J Jig Cicero)
13. The Sky Is Blue Because The Sunset Is Red (feat. Pink Siifu and Moruf)
14. Excuse My Back (feat. Cavalier)

Quelle Chris 2022 Tour Dates:
05/12 — Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
05/13 — Copenhagen, DK @ Forbraedingen
05/14 — Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
05/15 — London, UK @ Café Oto
05/16 — London, UK @ Café Oto
05/18 — Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ The Cluny 2
05/19 — Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
05/20 — Edinburgh, UK @ Voodoo Rooms
05/22 — Leeds, UK @ Belgrave
05/23 — Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
05/24 — Liverpool, UK @ Kitchen Street
05/25 — Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow
05/26 — Southampton, UK @ The Rainbow House
05/27 — Bristol, UK @ Dareshack
05/28 — Zwolle, NL @ Hedon
05/29 — TBA
05/30 — TBA
06/01 — TBA
06/02 — Bordeaux, FR @ TBA
06/03 — Lyon, FR @ Periscope


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