Published Nov 03, 2016Nearly four years after travelling through The North Borders, multitalented producer Bonobo (a.k.a. Simon Green) has revealed the details behind a follow-up full-length. Titled Migration, the new disc will arrive early next year through Ninja Tune.
Running 12 tracks in length, Migration is "the study of people and spaces," Green said in a statement, adding that "it's interesting how one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and effect another part of the world. Over time, the identities of places evolve."
A first taste of what to expect from the record arrives with "Kerala," built around vocal chops of a sample from R&B vocalist Brandy. You can hear that below via a new video.
Joining in on Bonobo's latest LP are a handful guests, including L.A. group Rhye, Nick Murphy (f.k.a. Chet Faker), Nicole Miglis and Innov Gnawa. Additionally, the use of found sound will undoubtedly interest listeners, with Green having sampled an elevator in Hong Kong airport, rain in Seattle, a tumble dryer in Atlanta and a fan boat engine in New Orleans.
Along with the album announcement, Green has also lined up a supporting North American tour. Set to kick off in April, the trek will start in Canada with back-to-back dates in Toronto and Montreal at the Danforth Music Hall and Metropolis, respectively. The tour will then end a month later with a performance in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom.
Though The North Borders arrived in 2013, Bonobo has still delivered an entry into the Late Night Tales series, a North Borders live album and the Flashlight EP all within the past three years.
Migration will arrive on January 13, with pre-orders available here. Read through the record's tracklisting to find the complete tour itinerary, "Kerala" and two Instagram teasers below.
2. Break Apart (ft. Rhye)
5. Second Sun
6. Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)
7. Bambro Koyo Ganda (ft. Innov Gnawa)
10. No Reason (ft. Nick Murphy)
11. 7th Sevens
04/24 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
04/25 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
04/26 Boston, MA - House of Blues
04/28 New York, NY - Terminal 5
04/29 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
05/01 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05/02 Richmond, VA - The National
05/03 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
05/11 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
05/12 Denver, CO - Red Rocks
05/13 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
05/15 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
05/16 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
05/18 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
05/19 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
05/20 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
05/21 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05/25 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom