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Sinkane announces new album, Life & Livin’ It, shares “U’Huh” — listen

on November 17, 2016, 11:30am

Photo by Adam Tetzloff

On February 10th, Sinkane will return with a new album titled Life & Livin’ It. Recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, the follow-up to 2014’s impressive Mean Love finds multi-instrumentalist/producer Ahmed Gallab pulling in elements of past records, including “slinky funk and soul grooves” as well as “sparkling melodies with roots in sub-Saharan Africa” (Gallab lived in Sudan for some time before moving to the US).

According to Gallab, Life & Livin’ It is meant to be a celebration of life — both the joys and the struggles — a sentiment that’s nicely captured in its vibrant lead single, “U’Huh”. He elaborates in a statement:

“‘Kulu shi tamaam’ is an Arabic phrase meaning ‘Everything is great!’ Times are tough. Struggles have always existed in our lives. But hope, love and the power of positivity help us stay alive. It is what inspires me to wake up in the morning, make music, and, ultimately,connect with people.

‘To my sisters who ache,
My brothers losing strength
We don’t need tobe saved
We’ll make our own way.
Kulu shi tamaam!
As long as we try
We’re all going to be alright’

Take a listen for yourself below via the track’s corresponding Nick Bentgen-directed video.

Life & Livin’ It Artwork:

sinkane lli digital Sinkane announces new album, Life & Livin It, shares UHuh    listen

Life & Livin’ It Tracklist:
01. Deadweight
02. U’Huh
03. Favorite Song
04. Fire
05. Telephone
06. Passenger
07. Theme from Life & Livin’ It
08. Won’t Follow
09. The Way

In support, Sinkane will tour the US and Europe early next year.

Sinkane 2017 Tour Dates:
02/15 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
02/16 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
02/17 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
02/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
02/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
02/22 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
02/23 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
02/24 – Dearborn, MI @ Arab American National Museum
02/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor
03/01 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
03/05 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
03/10-13 – Adelaide, AU @ Botanic Park
03/17-19 – New Plymouth, NZ @ WOMAD NZ
03/29 – London, UK @ The Dome
03/30 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
04/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
04/02 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbuhne Theatre
04/03 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
04/04 – Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
04/05 – Munich, DE @ Kammperspiele
04/06 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
04/07 – Milan, IT @ Biko Club
04/08 – Roma, IT @ Auditorium Parco della Musica

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