Listen Bonobo previews ‘Fragments’ with new track ‘Shadows’

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Featuring Ninja Tune labelmate Jordan Rakei.

Ahead of the release of new album ‘Fragments’ on 14th January, Bonobo is sharing new track ‘Shadows’, featuring Ninja Tune labelmate Jordan Rakei.

“Shadows was one of the first pieces in place for the new record and working with Jordan was such a joy,” Bonobo’s Simon Green says. “We’d spent plenty of time together previously. He’s toured with us and I’m a huge fans of his. He was an easy choice as a collaborator. The instrumental existed as a slow evolving throwback Detroit thing. I had people like Theo Parish and Moodyman in mind when I was making it. It’s been one of my favourites from the new album since day one.“

“I’ve been a huge fan of Bonobo for such a long time and to now share a piece of music with him is super special. We actually worked on this tune remotely in the beginning of Lockdown 2020,” Jordan adds. “Simon sent me the track and I actually wrote about 3 different verses and 3 different choruses. When you work remotely it’s really difficult to gauge whether or not an idea is suitable to their vision, so I wanted to make sure I was sending more than enough haha. And he chose his favourite verse and favourite chorus and I went and recorded it in my London studio.”

Have a listen now.

‘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:

FEBRUARY
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

MARCH
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, OREurope

APRIL
20: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
21: edel-optics.de 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

MAY
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
19: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

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