A few months on from releasing ‘Anthology: 10 Years of SMD’, Simian Mobile Disco are back with details of their fifth album!
‘Murmurations’ is coming out on 11th May through Wichita Records, and sees James Ford and Jas Shaw collaborating with Hackney-based collective Deep Throat Choir as well as creative directors Kazim Rashid and Carri Munden. Jas says of working with Deep Throat Choir: “Listening to them moving their voices around a tone, altering the timbre, making chords, was like working with an incredible new synthesiser”.
Choir director Luisa Gerstein said of the collaboration: “Working with James and Jas has been a total pleasure. It’s been exciting to combine our use of raw female voices with the electronic sensibilities of SMD - the conversation between the two, how they have informed and responded to one another. The result feels like something warm, rippling and kaleidoscopic!”
As well as announcing the record, they’ve also got a new video for ‘Caught In A Wave’. Director Kiani Del Valle said of the video: “Juxtaposing a mosh pit with a choreographed contemporary dance routine, I wanted to create an atmosphere for these two things to not only meet but also to elevate each other. The glue between the two also being the underlying friendship/love story where both characters are continually in the midst of a turning point”.
Simian Mobile Disco are also set to perform live alongside Deep Throat Choir at the Barbican on 4th April.
Watch the video for ‘Caught In A Wave’ and see the tracklisting for ‘Murmurations’ below.
02. Caught In A Wave
03. We Go
05. Hey Sister
06. A Perfect Swarm
08. V Formation