Bonobo returns with new album ‘Migration’

After all his sneaky mural gubbins it’s official. Listen to ‘Kerala’ now.

Photo: Neil Krug

After appearing on our radars earlier this week with a James Blake-channelling mystery mural, Bonobo’s officially out of hiding. The electronic producer - real name Simon Green - has announced the follow-up to his 2013 album ‘The North Borders’.

Bonobo’s sixth album ‘Migration’ is out on 13th January via Ninja Tune. Along with the album news, Simon Green has also shared the first taste of things to come. ‘Kerala’ was the first track he wrote for this album, penned on the tour bus during a DJing road trip across the States. Along with incorporating a Brandy sample (!!!) there’s also a video starring Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, St Trinian’s).

Michael Milosh of Rhye, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) Nicole Miglis of Hundred Waters, and Moroccan band Innov Gnawa all feature as guests. The tracklisting for ‘Migration’ is as follows.’

Migration’ tracklisting:
1. Migration
2. Break Apart (feat. Rhye)
3. Outlier
4. Grains
5. Second Sun
6. Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)
7. Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)
8. Kerala
9. Ontario
10. No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy)
11. 7th Sevens
12. Figures

As the title perhaps suggests, ‘Migration’ is a bit of a ‘theme’ on this upcoming record. “The study of people and spaces,” particularly, according to Bonobo. “It’s interesting how one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and affect another part of the world,” he adds in a press release. “Over time, the identities of places evolve.”

Listen to ‘Kerala’ below, and keep scrolling for all of Bonobo’s newly-announced European tour dates.

15: Hamburg, DE - Docks
16: Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
17: Cologne, DE - Live Music Hall
18: Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp
20: Amsterdam,NL - Paradiso
21: Groningen, NL - Oosterpoort
22: Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
25: London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton
27: Dublin, IE - Vicar St.

01: Leeds, UK - O2
02: Manchester, UK - Apollo
03: Gateshead, UK - Sage
04: Bexhill, UK - De La Warr Pavilion
07: Brussels, BE - AB
08: Paris, FR - Olympia
09: Strasbourg, FR - La Laiterie
10: Lyon, FR - Transbordeur
12: Zurich, CH - Volkshaus
13: Milan, IT - Fabrique
15: Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
16: Madrid, ES - La Riviera

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