There could be nothing better to uplift our spirits right now than the new balm-like song from Bibio. A year on from the release of Ribbons, Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio has announced the release of Sleep On The Wing, a ten-track EP that “explor[es] the liberating power of imagination”, as he puts it. Along with the news, Bibio has shared the title track and offered a few words about it:
“Lyrically, I feel that the song has two aspects to it: The idea of being in the wake of a loss, and with hope, continuing the life of someone who has passed, through allowing oneself to be inspired by what they did during their lifetime and what they left behind, whether it’s the things they said, the knowledge they shared or the things they made.
The other aspect to the song is perhaps more direct, and talks of escaping the city to find peace in the countryside, but the title is more a celebration of dreaming and the liberating power of imagination, not necessarily a physical escape. Music has the power to inspire dreaming and fuel the imagination, and that’s what I’ve always found so addictive about music.”
‘Sleep On The Wing’ comes with an accompanying animated video directed by Sonnye Lim. Watch it below.
Sleep On The Wing is out on June 12th through Warp