Nearly four years have passed since Simon Green a.k.a. Bonobo released his fantastic fifth studio album The North Borders (2013), which remains in heavy rotation at Albumism HQ. Today, the multi-talented soundsmith has announced that its follow-up entitled Migration will arrive via Ninja Tune on January 13th.
The album is inspired by “the study of people and spaces,” according to an official statement. “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,” Green explains. “Over time, the identities of places evolve.”
As a preview of the divine sounds surely to come, Green has shared the disorienting yet gripping video for the project’s hypnotic lead single “Kerala,” which includes a perfectly placed vocal sample courtesy of soul siren Brandy.