Three years have passed since Tune-Yards released Nikki Nack and it’s high time for a follow-up. The now duo of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner have announced I can feel you creep into my private life, the band’s fourth album. The record arrives on January 19th though 4AD. As a sparkling introduction to the new record, Tune-Yards have shared the first single ‘Look at Your Hands’. Garbus said this about the song:
“Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more inward: how do all of these “isms” that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions?
Some of the ’80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals in an MPC which I’ve wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine.”
Take a listen to ‘Look at Your Hands’ now.
In other related good news, and in support of the record, Tune-Yards have announced a North American tour in February/March 2018. The pair are doing a number of special preview shows this November and December, including Le Guess Who? on November 12th.