SKINSHAPE, the London-by-way-Dorset recording artist, is all set to drop his fifth album for Lewis Recordings on the first Friday in September.

If you’ve been over to Skinshape’s world before, you’ll know to expect an interesting peregrination through downtempo, psych, soundtracks, African influences and some pretty damn fine guitar playing. You’ll recognise his warm, reverbed six=stringed sound once you’ve heard it.

Today he’s released “Sun” as the final single ahead of Umoja. It’s a laid-back as you like, winding guitar tune with a real lambent glow and the African continent informing the melody and simmer. You ideally need maybe a beer and an old friend’s garden at about 4pm on a hot day.

Will Dorey, the eclectic talent behind Skinshape, says: “[It’s] another track featuring my own vocals. Apart from the horns this is pretty much a bedroom production.

“The song sounds like it’s about a girl, but is actually about someone who loves hot weather.”

Read our review of Umoja next Monday morning.

Skinshape’s Umoja will be released by Lewis Recordings on digital, CD and a variety of vinyl pressings on September 4th. (Purple and green vinyl pressings have already sold out; trad black and clear variants are still available). To order your copy, click through to Bandcamp here.