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Sinkane Releases New Video For Single, How We Be

Having received an outstanding reaction from the UK press for his new album Mean Love over the last few weeks, Sinkane is continuing the celebration. He recently revealed his first official video from the record and confirmed more live dates for November.

Directed by Nick Bentgen, How We Be is a gorgeous ode to New York and a love letter to summer as it explores various neighbourhoods through dance. It’s a beautiful visual representation of his fluid, worldly sound as it mixes step, ballet, break-dancing and more. Buzzfeed introduced it saying: “Ahmed Gallab is known for blending African beats, funk and soul into joyously kinetic concoctions. His new video for effervescent single How We Be celebrates those moments when everything is going your way, the sun is shining and you just want to move.”

The solo project of Ahmed Gallab, Sinkane exclaims: “It was great working with Nick on this video. I think he captured the feel-good spirit of the song.”

The director further notes: “I love Sinkane’s music because it’s vividly original. How We Be is especially that and I wanted to express the joy of listening to that song for the first time. Ahmed and I talked about making a dance portrait that plays around with time – moving backwards, forwards, at high speed, in slow motion. We wanted to fill the video with all kinds of movement.

“We collaborated with a high school step team, two Parkour fanatics and a Jooker from Memphis who just moved to New York that same week. We filmed dancers from New York City Ballet, B-boys from Boston and we even got Ahmed to perform in the video. Sinkane’s new album is so expressive and expansive, it’s near impossible for me to categorise or put into words why I like it. It’s just easier to dance to.”

After his current European tour, Sinkane continues intensive across the US before returning to Europe in November. He will be playing shows across the UK (to be announced), leading into a show at London’s Oslo on December 1.

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SINKANE Reveals Video for New Track Warm Spell

After his recent appearance with Usher on stage at SXSW and short visit to the UK where he performed at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen a few weeks back, SINKANE has now revealed the video for new track, Warm Spell.

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Screen shot from Warm Spell video

The beautifully shot clip accompanying Warm Spell features a man as he appears in an alternate reality inhabited by foreign terrain and populated by sirens. He attempts to avoid the sirens’ spell but ultimately fails and he submits to his primal desires and fantasies. Only when he finally submits, is he ultimately able to decode the strange world that surrounds him.

Director Philip Di Fiore and Director Christopher J. Lytwyn photographed everyday fruits, vegetables and flowers with a macro lens in order to create the identity and terrain of the universe in the video. It’s a truely artistic video for a track that fully deserves it. Warm Spell begins as an experimental jazz piece before it settles into an easy to listen to track full of meditative vocals, jazz drum beats and wonderful summery guitar riffs.

SINKANE’s debut album Mars was released last year through City Slang.

See Sinkane live this summer:
July 5             UK Kent Hopfarm Festival
July 9              IT Roma SuperSanto’s @ San Lorenzo Estate
July 10           IT Ravenna Hani-Bi
July 11            ES Madrid Picnic Sessions
July 12            ES Barcelona Apollo
July 16            NL Nijmegen De Affaire Festival
July 19            DE Gräfenhainichen  Melt Festival
July 20            BE Dour Dour Festival
July 21            UK Suffolk Latitude Festival

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