Track: Bonobo releases atmospheric new single ‘Tides’ featuring Jamila Woods: ‘Fragments’ LP out January 2022


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After the long-awaited announcement of new album Fragments, Bonobo (aka Simon Green) has released single Tides featuring Chicago singer, songwriter and poet, Jamila Woods. Bonobo will also be headlining 3 live shows at Royal Albert Hall, on top of other UK dates as part of a world tour in May 2022 (full dates below).

For most of his career Green has been a thriving artist in motion, criss-crossing the globe to perform.  With the events of the past two years forming a temporary creative block for Green, he worked over the course of 2020 and 2021 to craft what would become the new album.  At a time when the album was still far from completion, Green received a vocal recording from Jamila Woods. He listened to the recording, late one night in his studio, and immediately knew he was experiencing a magical moment in discovering what became the catalyst for the album.

The track has an irresistible deep groove, with Woods’ strong vocals and a beautiful string-laden outro by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.  It ties seamlessly into ‘Fragments’’ prevalent themes of nature and the elements; representing a figurative changing of the tides.

Says Woods of the track: “I’m really excited to be a part of Bonobo’s project. I connected with the track as soon as I heard it. It felt like rain and waves to me before I even knew the project had a theme of cycles and tides, so it all came together very organically.”

“When I first heard Jamila’s vocal she had recorded I knew instantly I had a centrepiece for the album. Lyrically it captured everything the project was about. This track was a real turning point in the process of finishing the album and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s incredible string parts at the end brought the whole thing to another level.” – Bonobo

Fragments also features Joji, Kadhja Bonet, Jordan Rakei and O’Flynn.  Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation, the album ultimately was fused together in a burst of creativity fueled by both collaboration and Green’s escape into the wild. One of the biggest names in dance music, Green’s career includes 3 Grammy nominations and 2 million fans attending the tour to support his 2017 album Migration. ‘Migration’ also reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance album chart and hit Top Ten positions in several countries, including a Top 5 at home in the UK.  He’s also a favourite mainstage performer at the world’s greatest music festivals.

Listen/add/pre-order “Fragments” here

“Fragments” Live Tour Dates – 2022

North America

18-Feb: Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN

19-Feb: PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport, KY

20-Feb: EXPESS LIVE!, Columbus, OH

21-Feb: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA

25-Feb: Great Hall, Brooklyn, NY

27-Feb: Royale, Boston, MA

28-Feb: Echostage, Washington, DC

02-Mar: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA

05-Mar: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

06-Mar: Mtelus, Montreal, QC

09-Mar: History, Toronto, ON

10-Mar: Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI

11-Mar: Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

12-Mar: The Sylvee, Madison, WI

13-Mar: Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

15-Mar: The Palace, Minneapolis, MN

17-Mar: Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO

18-Mar: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT

19-Mar: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID

21-Mar: PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC

22-Mar: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA

24-Mar: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

Europe

20-Apr: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL

21-Apr: edel-optics.de Arena, Hamburg, DE

23- Apr: UFO im Velodrom, Berlin, De

24-Apr: Palladium, Cologne, De

25-Apr: TonHalle, Munich, De

26-Apr: Xtra, Zurich, CH

28-Apr: Le Centquatre, Paris, FR

UK

03-May: The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK

04-May: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK

06-May: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK

07-May: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

08-May: Rock City, Nottingham, UK

16-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

17-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

18-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

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