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Released: 23rd October 2020
Sons of Mali. Groundbreaking Artists. Refugees. Virtuosos. Survivors. Rock Stars.
Unforgettable and undeniable, SONGHOY BLUES represent the future of African
rock n’ roll and today they have announced the release of their third album,
Optimisme, out on Transgressive Records on Friday October 23rd 2020.
This 11-song, multilingual album marks a real musical breakthrough. Musically
harder, steeped in deep traditions of classic Malian music and desert blues and
fused with an urgent and super-charged sound of now, the album was produced
by Matt Sweeney of beloved indie rockers Chavez, who’s worked with a host of
celebrated artists including Johnny Cash, Run the Jewels, El-P, Cat Power and
Will Oldham, and recorded & mixed by Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs, Modest
Mouse, Ghostface Killah) in Brooklyn, NY.
The first LP pressing is on heavyweight gold vinyl and will be housed inside a
gatefold sleeve with download code (represses will revert to black vinyl)
First single ‘Worry’ to be shared from the album currently on 6Music playlist