After appearing onstage with Usher at SXSW, then coming to the UK to blow the minds of his audience at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen a couple of weeks ago, SINKANE has revealed a new video.
The beautifully shot NSFW clip accompanying 'Warm Spell' features a man as he appears in an alternate reality inhabited by foreign terrain and populated by sirens. He attempts to avoid the sirens' spell but ultimately fails and he submits to his primal desires and fantasies. Only when he finally submits, is he ultimately able to decode the strange world that surrounds him.
Director Philip Di Fiore and Director Christopher J. Lytwyn photographed everyday fruits, vegetables and flowers with a macro lens in order to create the identity and terrain of the universe in the video.
And, as Dummy Magazine just pointed out: "The song is a belter too, starting off as a free jazz exploration before giving way to a tribal funk groove."
Sinkane's debut album 'Mars' was released at the tail end of 2012 through City Slang (DFA in the States). It is and album dense with deep, polyrhythmic grooves that refer as much to early 70's underground soul as back to Sudan, Gallab's home country. On another level, it's a 21st century party record that acknowledges the international musical village in which we all now live.
Gallab is known in musician circles for having been the touring multi-instrumentalist for Of Montreal, Caribou, Born Ruffians and Eleanor Friedberger, but he didn't start there. Gallab's family left Sudan when he was a boy, immigrated to the US and moved all over the country. He went to high school in Kent, Ohio. There, he found his first musical community in the town's unsung but thriving post-hardcore scene.
See Sinkane live this summer:
05-jul UK Kent Hopfarm Festival
09-jul IT Roma SuperSanto's @ San Lorenzo Estate
10-jul IT Ravenna Hani-Bi
11-jul ES Madrid Picnic Sessions
12-jul ES Barcelona Apollo
16-jul NL Nijmegen De Affaire Festival
19-jul DE Gräfenhainichen Melt Festival
20-jul BE Dour Dour Festival
21-jul UK Suffolk Latitude Festival
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.