The latest taste from Bonobo's forthcoming new album, Migration, is a strong indicator that the new album could, like 2010's Black Sands, become a staple in our collection for years to come. You can listen to 'No Reason' below.
This awe-inspiring track comes after Bonobo released his soulful, brooding collaboration with Rhye called 'Break Apart' and ‘Kerela’ that seems like a sonic reflection of the title of the album. The latter takes sonics from so many countries as travelling the world and spending his life as a sort of professor of soundscapes has helped to inspire and diversify his sound to an incredible level.
Of the album Migration Simon Green (AKA Bonobo) says: "The study of people and spaces. 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. Over time, the identities of places evolve.”
The song 'No Reason' came about when friends Simon Green and Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker) were discussing a shared love of disco. Green played the instrumental of 'No Reason', and Murphy instantly fell in love with it. After laying down demo vocals in that first session, the pair recorded the final version in NYC, Green's former home, and Murphy's current one
Green must be overjoyed with the vocal take on here as it couldn't fit more sumptuously with the house songs fragile melodies and tough edged groove. We're truly excited to see the full album come out this Friday..
Bonobo will play live. Check here for tickets
25: O2 Academy Brixton, London
26: O2 Academy Brixton, London
1 02 Academy, Leeds
2 02 Apollo, Manchester
3 The Sage, Gateshead
4 De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea