Daily Dose: Tune-Yards Return With New Album, Single “Look at Your Hands”
I can feel you creep into my private life marks their first official album as a duo.Photo: Aleš Rosa Music Features Tune-Yards
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Tune-Yards—aka Merill Garbus and bassist/collaborator Nate Brenner—have announced the follow-up to 2014’s Nikki Nack. It’s called I can feel you creep into my private life, and it’s due out Jan. 19, 2018 on 4AD. On Tuesday, the duo released the first song from the album, “Look at Your Hands,” a blast of robotic ‘80s beats, gleaming synths and Garbus’s trademark sing-song alto coursing through it.
We are so happy to announce that we have new music for you to hear.
The new album is called “I can feel you creep into my private life” pic.twitter.com/ViMKUQuHt5
— merrill garbus (@tuneyards) October 24, 2017
A synopsis on the 4AD website says that the 12 new songs on I can feel you creep into my private life “tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet—this is music to dance to.”
About the new song, Garbus said, “Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more inward: how do all of these ‘isms’ that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions? Some of the ‘80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals in an MPC which I’ve wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine.”
I can feel you creep into my private life marks Tune-Yards’ first release as a duo, with Brenner producing the album and contributing lyrics. The band has confirmed a North American tour beginning in Feb 2018, concluding at New York’s Brooklyn Steel.