June 24th will see the release of Benin City‘s debut album Fires In The Park via Audio Doughnuts. The London based trio, named after the Nigerian capital, comprises poet Joshua Idehen on vocals, Theo Buckingham on drums and Tom Leaper on tenor saxophone and synths.
Ahead of the release, Benin City have just shared the album’s first single, the tremendous and beautiful ‘My Love’. The single, produced by Marc Pell (Micachu and the Shapes), includes remixes from Nicolaas Van Reenen, Dan le Sac and Paper Tiger. Head over to Benin City’s website to download it free.
“‘My Love’ is a testament to the band’s maverick nature with its repetitive rhythms, cascading over each other”, says the release blurb. “A dark, playful call to arms is enacted through a regal sounding horn pattern that keeps increasing in volume. ‘My Love’ is more a truthful manifesto on love than ode”.
The outfit have also premiered a stop motion video for ‘My Love’, described as “a reflection of the positive-negative relationship in the song”. Charlie Behrens directs, watch it below.