Jake Long’s debut solo album, City Swamp, out in May; listen to lead single ‘Silhouette’

Drummer, composer, and producer Jake Long, best known as the founder and bandleader of Maisha, is gearing up to release his debut solo album. Entitled City Swamp, it is the fruit of a collaborative effort, which started in September 2019 with Long inviting former Maisha collaborators Amané Suganami, Tim Doyle Twm Dylan, Nubya Garcia, Binker Golding, Tamar Osborn, Shirley Tetteh, Artie Zaitz, and Al MacSween to record some tracks at Lightship 95 Recording Studios in London. Depicting dystopian themes and with influences ranging from Funkadelic and Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew to dub pioneers like King Tubby, the album “rises out of the rubble to stake its claim to the future of London’s musical landscape”, as the press release describes.

City Swamp is set for release on May 17th through New Soil and ahead of it, Long has shared the first single, ‘Silhouette’. Expansive, intricate, and pulsing with vibrancy, ‘Silhouette’ is after your ears.

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