The Foreign Exchange’s “Leave It All Behind”

Nicolay and Phonte have finished their follow-up to 2004’s near classic Connected. It’s called Leave It All Behind and it drops October 14 on Hard Boiled Records, the label responsible for Nicolay’s The Dutch Masters Vol. 1 mixtape. (The digital release comes a week before on October 7.)

“We are very excited to partner with Hard Boiled for the release of our second album,” says Nicolay in a press release. “As independent artists, Phonte and I feel strongly about maintaining control over our brand, music and image. The team at Hard Boiled has the experience, flexibility and dedication to meet all of our needs and we know that we can depend on them to get our album in the hands of our fans exactly the way that we’ve envisioned it.”

Guests on Leave It All Behind include Muhsinah, Marc Mac from 4Hero, Zo!, Darien Brockington and Yahzarah. The Foreign Exchange has released a sampler in advance of the album that you can download below. They are also offering the lead single, “Daybreak,” in exchange for your email address at

  • 1. “Daykeeper” (feat. Muhsinah)
  • 2. “Take Off The Blues” (feat. Darien Brockington)
  • 3. “All Or Nothing/Coming Home To You”
  • 4. “I Wanna Know”
  • 5. “House Of Cards”
  • 6. “Sweeter Than You”
  • 7. “Valediction”
  • 8. “If She Breaks Your Heart” (feat. Marc Mac)
  • 9. “If This Is Love”
  • 10. “Something To Behold”
  • 11. “Leave It All Behind”

Download: Leave It All Behind sampler

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