Neneh Cherry has shared the video for her new single Kong, produced by Four Tet and Massive Attack’s 3D.
Directed by visual artist Ieva Kabasinskaite, the video for lead single Emotions in Motion was shot in Paris on 35mm and 16mm film. Kabasinskaite says: “The ‘Emotions In Motion’ video is inspired by the techniques used by smugglers of counterfeit luxury goods. In the video, Jaakko Eino Kalevi plays someone who is well-versed in these techniques and we see him going through these meticulous procedures. Through a bizarre visual complicity between the organic containers and their opulent content, the value of these things, as well as where they come from, is being questioned.”
Jaakko adds: “We shot the first part of the video in a busy market in Belleville. I thought I would’ve been more nervous about shooting among people but in the end I wasn’t. I wanted to buy a tracksuit but after the shoot the seller had disappeared.”
Robyn has released her first new solo single in eight years, Missing U, which premiered today on Annie Mac‘s show on BBC Radio 1.
Missing U was recorded and written in Paris and Stockholm. Robyn wrote and produced the track with Metronomy’s Joseph Mount and her long-time collaborator Klas Åhlund.
Robyn also confirmed her forthcoming new album, the follow-up to 2010’s Body Talk, was complete and would be released before the end of 2018.
Petite Noir releases his new mini-album La Maison Noir / The Black House on October 5 via Roya.
Swearin’ are back with Grow into a Ghost, the infectious first single from their forthcoming full-length Fall Into the Sun (their first since 2013’s much-loved Surfing Strange), due October 5 on Merge Records.
Fall into the Sun is a record that doesn’t try to obscure the passage of time but instead embraces it. “Getting older, your tastes change, and what you want to do changes,” said drummer Jeff Bolt. Those changes, though subtle, are impactful, making Fall into the Sun what Allison Crutchfield calls “the adult Swearin’ album.” It can be seen in songs like ‘Big Change’, where she says goodbye to Philly and the scene that she came up in, or in ‘Dogpile’, where Kyle Gilbride offers the line any ageing punk can relate to: “By pure dumb luck I’ve gotten where I’m going.” Where Swearin’ used to pummel through their songs, on Fall into the Sun, they bask in what this newfound openness offers.
Recorded in both Philly and Los Angeles, where Crutchfield now resides, Fall into the Sun took shape by the members giving their full trust to one another, and it can be seen in the final product.