TUNE-YARDS shares new single + video for ‘ABC 123’

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Share new single + video ‘ABC 123’

Tune-Yards has released a new song, ‘ABC 123’, from forthcoming album I can feel you creep into my private life. Bandleader Merrill Garbus’ politically-infused lyrics set a foreboding scene, as she laments,“California’s burning down / Sitting in the middle of the sixth extinction.”

Watch the companion video, directed by Dear Mr Quistgaard, via the image below.

I can feel you creep into my private life 
is the fourth studio album and sees Tune-Yards now operating as a duo, with Garbus joined by long-time collaborator Nate Brenner. Together the pair wrote and produced the album, with Garbus’ lyrics exploring her place in the world, and ruminating on race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies. Tune-Yards worked with a mixer Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce (Solange, Skepta, Kendrick Lamar). Much of the album was recorded at John Vanderslice’s new studio, Tiny Telephone Oakland, in Oakland, CA and mastered in Harlem, NY by Dave Kutch (Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper).

Tune-Yards’ previous album Nikki Nack was one of the most well received of 2014, and since its release the Oakland-based act has kept busy collaborating with legendary musicians David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono, as well as penning the standout track, ‘Action,’ from Mavis Staples’ Livin’ on a High Note album. Garbus also presents a monthly Red Bull Radio show called C.L.A.W. (Collaborative Legions of Artful Women), which highlights new music by female identifying producers, instrumentalists and vocalists. Meanwhile, Tune-Yards set up The Water Fountain, a fund for water-related causes which has donated over $75,000 to various non-profits since its inception.

Tune Yards – ‘ABC 123’
Purchase / Stream: https://tuneyards.lnk.to/ABC123

Tune-Yards – I can feel you creep into my private life

Heart Attack
Coast to Coast
ABC 123
Now as Then
Look at Your Hands
Who Are You
Private Life

Tune-Yards – I can feel you creep into my private life is outFriday 19 January via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

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