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Bonobo Releases ‘Break Apart’ Video

‘Break Apart’ (featuring Rhye) illustrates the transitory nature of Bonobo’s sixth album, the masterful, magisterial ‘Migration’ – a record that consolidates his place in the highest echelons of electronic music – due out on 13th January 2017. A hypnotic, drone-captured visual by art director, Neil Krug (Boards of Canada, Tame Impala and Lana Del Rey), has been premiered by Creative Review.

"Break Apart" Feat. Rhye Single
“Break Apart” Feat. Rhye Single

The visual features overhead footage from some of the places that inspired the album imagery. All the desert locations used for the album “are close to where I now live,” Bonobo explains. “Part of the writing process was to drive up to these places and live with the tracks as I was making them. This was a new part of the world to me, where the landscape is quite alien and Martian.”

The second track, ‘Break Apart’, featuring Rhye, was released last week. It’s a song that shows how deftly broad Bonobo’s dynamics are as a composer. Rhye delivers a stand-out vocal performance; achingly sweet, full of longing and perfectly understated. 

Rhye has said of the song: “I’m so happy Simon asked me to work on this song with him. From the moment I heard the instrumental track it spoke to me more than I can express in words. Being able to work with an artist that continuously makes me envious, like Simon, is where I always want to be.”

The recent release of the single ‘Kerala’ has been rapturously received. It was #1 on the Spotify Global Viral Chart with over a million streams in its first week, and the official video became the 4th most-trending on YouTube. In addition, Bonobo’s forthcoming live band show at Brixton Academy sold out in seconds; so quickly that another date was added and that too immediately sold out, a pattern seen across many of the dates of his world tour.

The signs are all there: ‘Migration’, which also features Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker), Nicole Miglis of Hundred Waters and Moroccan band Innov Gnawa, will take Bonobo’s beautiful, emotive, intricate music to an even bigger audience. “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 personal, it seems, can also be universal.

Watch Bonobo’s hypnotic Break Apart music video here:

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