Bonobo has announced the details for a new album Migration, including features, release date a live tour coming in 2017.
The album title comes with more profound meaning, as the movement of people seems to mean more than it has in a long time. Bonobo plays into that idea.
"My own personal idea of identity has played into this record and the theme of migration," Green explains. "Is home where you are or where you are from, when you move around?"
"The study of people and spaces," he expands, "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."
Bonobo, real name Simon Green, will release his new album Migration on Jan. 13 via his label home Ninja Tune. The 12-track LP has features from Rhye, Nicole Miglis, Innov Gnawa and Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker). Fans can pre-order the album here. This is his first album since 2013's Northern Borders.
2. Break Apart (feat. Rhye)
5. Second Sun
6. Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)
7. Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)
10. No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy)
11. 7th Sevens
Bonobo has also released the lead single from the album "Kerela," with an accompanying video. It is a trippy visual that is hard to watch at times since the visuals constantly repeat itself.
Bonobo will tour on the back of this album in 2017 with his live band. He has announced some preliminary 2017 tour dates across North America with stops in Toronto, Denver, Asheville, Richmond, Washington, New York and elsewhere.
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