Yannick Iluga released the original version of "Til We Ghosts" back in 2012, around the same time the Cape Town artist got a brief shout out by The GTW in our African-centric Lungu Lungu column. It was the first song he wrote and released under his Petite Noir alias, and the world's introduction to his smudged post-R&B aesthetic. For this new spin on it, Yasiin Bey—aka Mos Def—contributes some wiry vocals. "Yasiin had been spending a lot of time in Cape Town, and it was a privilege to meet him," Iluga told FADER over email. "He found this song really exciting, so we got him on it and…it's pretty special. Since then, we've spent a lot of time together and I've learnt a lot from him." Petite Noir's new five-track EP, The King Of Anxiety, drops January 19th.
Lead image: Travys Owen