Bouncy and full of energy, the new single from Ibibio Sound Machine is an absolute treat!
Eloquently titled ‘Basquiat’ the new track was inspired by The Barbican’s recent exhibition on legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The track is another dazzling, African funk, disco and post-punk affair and is the band’s first new material since their second album ‘Uyai’ in March last year. Frontwomen Eno Williams voice is quite frankly irresistible soaring effortlessly above the potent, intoxicating mix of Afrobeat and disco rhythms.
Speaking about their plans for new music, Williams notes:
“It’s been a great year for us, getting to travel around to play in new places like Hong Kong & Russia, returning to do more shows in the USA, performing at events like the closing of the Basquiat exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre and getting back into the studio to work on some new music, which we can’t wait to share with you all.”
Check out the single below…