A band like TINARIWEN is like no other band. Creating a sound that mixes multiple nomadic elements with rhythms and vocals that remind us of how expansive the world outside of North America can be, their new single “KEL TINAWEN (Feat. Cass McCombs)” is a prime example of that. With their upcoming album Amadjar due in a couple of weeks, the song is as engaging as the video for it that shows how nomadic the recording of the album actually was.
The video shows you the nomadic way in which the band recorded their album, each night under the stars and inside a converted camper van tuned studio. The way they utilize vocals alone here is a masterful feat, showing how one vocal can mix with many to cultivate a new sound. The rhythms and tones within are like no one else, while McCombs adds little hints of his signature sound just underneath it all. The end result is a mixture of multiple worlds and multiple sounds becoming one.
The single can be streamed on all platforms and the video can be viewed above or on YouTube while Andjar can be pre-ordered directly from Anti- Records ahead of its September 06 release. TINARIWEN is on tour starting September 12 at Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX until November 15 at EartH in London, UK. Their complete tour schedule can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Marie Planielle.