Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes will release new album 'What Kinda Love' later this year.
Yussef Dayes helped drive the solitary studio LP by Yussef Kamaal, before embarking on solo projects.
Tom Misch has always admitted the influence of jazz on his work, with the pair deciding to put their partnership to the test.
New album 'What Kinda Love' is the result, and its construction has brought the two composers closer and closer.
“Both our parents who’d never met each other before, are now best friends as a result of this - they now see each other more than we do! I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realise it doesn’t have to be that way”.
The title track is online now, the patient synths matches to widescreen, deeply cinematic strings, while the pulsating, ever-evolving percussion is sheer Yussef Dayes.
Tom admits: “Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and I have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible...”
Douglas Bernardt directs the video - tune in now.
What Kinda Music
Nightrider (feat. Freddie Gibbs)
The Real Lift Off (feat Rocco Palladino)
I Did it For You
Storm Before the Calm (feat Kaidi Akinnibi)
Pre-order link: http://whatkindamusic.lnk.to/album
Photo Credit: Bardha Krasniqi
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