Tune-Yards release their fifth studio album, sketchy., and share a new video for third single ‘hypnotized’. A soulful plea to stay awake and present in this time of pandemic and oligarchy, the video is directed by Tee Ken Ng posits the viewer on a never-ending looping train track.
Last week, Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus channelled her puppeteering past for a unique rendition of ‘hypnotized’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch the performance here.
sketchy., which includes the singles ‘hold yourself.’, ‘nowhere, man’ and ‘hypnotized’ is ut now. Unlike the lyrical introspection of previous outing I can feel you creep into my private life, on sketchy. Merrill balances self-inspection and reflection with bombastic rallying cries, reminiscent of the furious tones of early days Tune-Yards. The result is a colourful and joyous record with lyrics that cut to the bone. “I started remembering that people come to us to be entertained, to move, to feel joy. And together, I think, we can wake up.”
sketchy. is available digitally, and on CD, on yellow opaque, translucent blue and standard black vinyl.
Buy / Listen Tune-Yards – sketchy.: tuneyards.ffm.to/sketchy