Sinkane‘s debut album came out to wide acclaim in 2012 and now New York based Sudanese multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, the man behind the project, is ready to follow it up. Mean Love is set to be released on September 1st via DFA Records in North America and via City Slang in the rest of the world.
A prolific and inspired man playing and collaborating often with various stellar artists, Sinkane’s upcoming album saw him recruit guest collaborators Damon Albarn, David Byrne, The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark and members of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, and Blood Orange.
Mean Love is “melodically beat-driven and meditatively lyrical”, describes the press release. It “rolls like an emotional, existential history of the artist. Ahmed Gallab has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic and ultramodern at the same time.”.
To get us excited, Sinkane has dropped the soulful and groovy lead single ‘Hold Tight’. You better listen to it now.
In other related good news, and in support of the new album, Sinkane has announced a string of European live shows for September, including September 11th at London’s Shacklewell Arms. A US tour will follow in October.