Mali Punk Group Songhoy Blues Tap Iggy Pop for New Album
Mali blues-punk outfit Songhoy Blues unveiled an incisive new song “Bamako” from their upcoming second album, Résistance, which arrives June 16th via Fat Possum/Transgressive Records. The record will notably feature guest vocals from Iggy Pop, Elf Kid and Stealing Sheep.
Named for the capital of Mali, “Bamako” is a grooving tribute to the city and its vibrant nightlife. A skittering disco-tinged guitar vamp slinks through the track alongside spaced-out synth lines and brassy horn blasts while singer Aliou Touré delivers a punchy vocal performance.
“So much of what people hear about Africa is negative; bad news stories about war and famine just dominate the common image of Africa,” Touré said of the song. “But this track is about dispelling that image by describing something everyone can relate to – going out on a Saturday night – to show that Africa isn’t just what people see in the news, there’s so much more to it than that.”
Résistance follows Songhoy Blues’ 2015…