Watch Sinkane’s video for ‘How We Be’

Sinkane - How We Be

Sinkane‘s highly anticipated second album, Mean Love, dropped earlier this month. The album’s funky opening track, ‘How We Be’, is the first to be complimented with a video. The effort serves as an “ode to New York and a love letter to summer as it explores various neighborhoods through dance”, describes the press release. “It’s a beautiful visual representation of his fluid, worldly sound as it mixes step, ballet, breakdancing and more.” Nick Bentgen directs. Watch it now.

Mean Love is out now via DFA Records in North America and via City Slang worldwide.

Listen to Sinkane’s new single ‘New Name’

Sinkane - New Name

We already heard the soulful and groovy ‘Hold Tight’ and the funky ‘How We Be’ from Sinkane‘s upcoming second album, Mean Love. Now the multi-instrumentalist is offering another cut off the album, the sensual and infectious ‘New Name’. Give it a listen below and grab Mean Love when it drops on September 1st via DFA Records in North America and via City Slang in the rest of the world.

Sinkane’s somophore album arrives in September

Sinkane - Hold Tight

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.

Watch Sinkane’s ‘Warm Spell’

Sinkane - Warm Spell

Sinkane is offering a beautiful visual accompaniment to the charmingly funky new single ‘Warm Spell’, off last year’s debut album Mars. Here’s how the press release portrays the story behind it:

“A man appears in an alternate reality inhabited by foreign terrain and populated by sirens. He attempts to avoid the sirens’ spell but ultimately fails and he submits to his primal desires and fantasies. Only when he finally submits, is he ultimately able to decode the strange world which surrounds him.”

Philip Di Fiore, who had already directed a video for Sinkane’s previous single ‘Runnin’, holds again direction credits. Here it is.