Baba Ali shares self-produced video and single via 30th Century Records
London via NYC artist Baba Ali has shared a self-produced video for his new single ‘All These Wires’ on 30th Century Records.
A follow up to last year’s debut on the label run by Danger Mouse, ‘All These Wires’ takes cues from punk funk and new wave, echoing Scary Monsters-era Bowie, and is the fruits of home recording sessions following the cancellation of his spring tour. Taken off his latest mixtape Rethinking Sensual Pleasures, which was recorded in lockdown with his guitarist Nik Balchin, the accompanying VHS-style video encapsulates the DIY nature of the project and explores the themes prevalent across the release; “the human sensations of desire, escapism, angst, and disruption.”
New Jersey-native Baba Ali released his first solo EP Nomad back in 2017, following his time as part of future-soul duo and NOTOWN alumni Voices of Black, which led to him touring with the likes of Gold Panda, Jonny Greenwood’s Junun project, Shigeto and Kele Okereke. 2019 saw him record new music with The Kills’ Jamie Hince, which caught the ear of Danger Mouse who then signed Ali to 30th Century Records releasing his This House EP.
1. Where’s the Hand? (Intro)
2. Black and Blue
4. Door #9
5. Oh My
7. All These Wires
8. 10-99 (feat. Ms.Sy)
9. Grim Chin (feat. TonyorTony)
10. Aluminum Kiss