With his seventh album nearing release date, Bibio has shared another wonderful and radiant song from A Mineral Love called ‘Town & Country’. Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio had already teased his forthcoming album with the beautiful ‘Petals’ and the soulful and groovy ‘Feeling‘. Here’s what Bibio said in a statement about the song and his move to the countryside:
“When I lived in North London between 1999-2003 I found my feet as an artist and came up with the name Bibio. It was also by my second year in London that I knew I wanted to be in the countryside, far away from the big city. My dream was always an old country cottage with an outbuilding I could turn into a studio, the cherry on the cake would be to get a drum kit in there. That dream has now come true and my first ever drum kit is featured in this song. I wrote the drum parts but got my good friend Rob Lee to play them as he is an accomplished drummer with solid timing, it also gave me freedom to work on the miking and the overall sound of the drums as he performed. Rob also added nuances and flair that only an experienced drummer could bring to the mix. It’s a song about struggle, endurance, fantasy, longing, acceptance and appreciation. I wanted it to be both uplifting and bittersweet. It’s not necessarily about me, although written from my sympathetic perspective, but I’m sure there will be people out there who will relate to it.”
Listen to ‘Town & Country’ below and grab A Mineral Love when it drops on April 1st through Warp.