Neneh Cherry recently returned with her first solo single since 2014’s Blank Project, “Kong.” Today, she’s announced that she’ll be releasing an album titled Broken Politics, with production from Four Tet.
"I'm very shy about taking on big themes with the airs that I've got a solution—who has the fucking solutions?” says Cherry in a statement about the album. “I like writing from a personal perspective, and the time we live in is so much about finding your own voice. People have been left feeling misheard, misunderstood, and disillusioned. What the fuck can I do? Maybe politics starts in your bedroom, or your house—a form of activism, and a responsibility. The album is about all of those things: feeling broken, disappointed, and sad, but having perseverance. It's a fight against the extinction of free thought and spirit."
The first single off the album, “Shot Gun Sack,” has been shared, which touches on the topic of gun culture. “...the notion of war zones and the tragedies that guns bring there. The dealing of arms. Street culture. The gun is a powerful thing—dangerous, but powerful."
Broken Politics is out Oct. 19 via Small Supersound/Awal Recordings.
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