Bicep: “Saku” (feat. Clara La San)

Bicep: “Saku” (feat. Clara La San)

Bicep drop their second single off their upcoming album “Isles” on Ninja Tune.

Following on from recent single “Apricots”, released alongside a soulful and disorienting stop-motion video by director Mark Jenkin, Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep just dropped their second single “Saku” off their upcoming album “Isles” on Ninja Tune. Featuring Clara La San’s honey-sweet vocals, “Saku” is finely crafted tune of footwork influenced polyrhythms and cosmic synths that rewards repeat listens.

“We aim to pull influences from a broad range of inspiration when we write music, our tracks often go through many iterations and directions before we settle on the final ingredients.” explain Bicep. “‘Saku’ feels like a good example of a hybrid for us. We drew from IDM and Footwork via 90s R’n’B, and it was amazing to work with Clara who totally gets that vibe. One of the early demos was 155 BPM and another actually used the vocal from ‘Apricots’ (before it became ‘Apricots’) pitched up. We also had a hang drum melody version but in the end we decided to keep Clara’s voice uncluttered”

The “Isles” LP will drop on January 22 via Ninja Tune. Pre-order it here.


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