Today, acclaimed New Orleans-based future funk collective Naughty Professor released the video for “I Can’t Sleep at Night,” off of their new album, Identity. “I Can’t Sleep at Night,” features fellow New Orleans musician Dexter Gilmore (Sexy Dex and the Fresh) delivering a powerful and expansive vocal performance as the focus of the track. The video release comes alongside the announcement of Naughty Professor’s fall tour dates, an extension of their Identity Tour, in which Dexter Gilmore will be joining the band on the road for select shows. All announced dates are below and tickets are available at www.naughtyprofessormusic.com.
Naughty Professor recently released their highly-anticipated new album, Identity, to praise from critics and fans alike. Within days of its release, Identity shot up the iTunes Jazz charts before settling at #6. Currently available on all digital service providers, Identity can also be purchased physically as a CD/DVD bundle, which includes in-studio footage of every track on the album, here.
Mixed by Grammy-Award winning producer Qmillion (Robert Glasper’s “Black Radio” Vol. 1 & 2), Naughty Professor raises the stakes on Identity. Where their prior releases showcased the group's knack for self-contained instrumentals, Identity finds the band teaming with a stellar assortment of more than a dozen cutting-edge collaborators, including David Shaw of the Revivalists, Charli 2na of Jurassic 5, Ivan Neville, Benny Bloom, Mike Dillon, members of The Soul Rebels, and others lending vocal, instrumental and compositional contributions. The result finds Naughty Professor expanding their music into exciting new territory.
Recently named an “On the Verge” artist by Relix Magazine, Naughty Professor has previously released three singles from Identity. First single “Stray” featuring David Shaw of The Revivalists on vocals, was praised by New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine. Of the song, they stated, “The Revivalists frontman’s smooth, soulful style is a great fit for Naughty Professor’s laid back energy,” while Live Music Daily described, “What we hear and see in this video is the longevity of New Orleans’ musicians producing music that touches the heart and soul and pulls at the emotions of the human heart. With over a quarter-million streams on Spotify, fans can check out the in-studio video for “Stray” here. Also released is the politically charged hip-hop anthem “Darker Daze” featuring legendary vocalist Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Dexter Gilmore -- and most recently “Without a Trace” featuring Eric Benny Bloom of Lettuce.