Nyokabi Kariũki has introduced her debut full-length, FEELING BODY, which is due for launch on March 3 through New York’s cmntx data. At the moment, the Kenyan composer and sound artist has previewed the LP with the brand new single ‘Nazama’. Test it out beneath and scroll down for FEELING BODY‘s cowl paintings (by Serena Seshadr) and tracklist.
Following her 2022 debut EP peace locations: kenyan recollections, the brand new album attracts from Kariũki’s expertise of dwelling with long-COVID for a major a part of 2021. “There’s a trauma of sickness that is still inside you, each within the bodily locations that it existed; and within the thoughts,” she mentioned in an announcement. ‘Nazama’, which suggests “to sink” in Swahili, concludes the report by confirming Kariũki’s restoration.
“There’s a lot to say about being sick, about being sick throughout a pandemic; about how the world treats you if you’re sick for longer than ‘only a chilly’,” she added. “However, I’m ever in awe of our our bodies, and the way they hold going, regardless of and despite all of the ache we undergo in life. In a means, this album is an expression of affection, and gratitude, to my very own.”
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FEELING BODY Cowl Paintings:
FEELING BODY Tracklist:
1. Subira2. feeling body3. fireplace head4. quiet face5. folds6. Nazama