Watch Bonobo shares video for ‘Otomo’

Photo: Grant Spanier

His new album ‘Fragments’ arrives next year.

Ahead of the release of new album ‘Fragments’ on 14th January, Bonobo has shared the video for recent single ‘Otomo’ featuring O’Flynn.

Shot by Dave Bullivant and following roller-skater Harrison Peterkin, Dave says, “This video is about finding something that helps you escape for a while. I wanted to capture the duality of the song, which at times feels completely carefree and at others feels totally claustrophobic. I used small 360 cameras to create a pretty weird visual language that I love. The way they could whip around the skater as he lost himself in his movement allowed for some nearly impossible camera movements and effects.”

“‘Otomo’ began with a sample of a Bulgarian choir,” Bonobo - aka Simon Green - explains. “Melodically it was working well but needed a dynamic shift. I asked my friend O’Flynn for input. He sent it back with a dance floor ready drum section. It’s one of my favorites from the album. I’ve been playing it all year in my dj sets, there’s already a huge response and a feeling of immediate familiarity.”

Watch the video now below.

‘Fragments’ Tracklisting:
1. Polyghost (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
2. Shadows (feat. Jordan Rakei)
3. Rosewood
4. Otomo (feat. O’Flynn)
5. Tides (feat. Jamila Woods)
6. Elysian
7. Closer
8. Age of Phase
9. From You (feat. Joji)
10. Counterpart
11. Sapien
12. Day by Day (feat. Kadhja Bonet)

See Bonobo live at the following dates:

18: Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
19: PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport, KY
20: EXPESS LIVE!, Columbus, OH
21: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
25: Great Hall, Brooklyn, NY
27: Royale, Boston, MA
28: Echostage, Washington, DC

02: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
05: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
06: Mtelus, Montreal, QC
09: History, Toronto, ON
10: Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI
11: Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
12: The Sylvee, Madison, WI
13: Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
15: The Palace, Minneapolis, MN
17: Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
18: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
19: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
21: PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
22: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
24: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

20: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
21: Arena, Hamburg, DE
23: UFO im Velodrom, Berlin, De
24: Palladium, Cologne, De
25: TonHalle, Munich, De
26: Xtra, Zurich, CH
28: Le Centquatre, Paris, FR

03: The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
04: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
06: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
07: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
08: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
16: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
17: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
18: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK


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