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Bonobo Drops Heartfelt 'Break Apart' ft. Rhye From New Album [LISTEN]

Revolutionary DJ and producer, Bonobo, has just debuted the second single on his yet to be released album titled Migration, set to fully release on January 13, 2017.

The new track, titled “Break Apart” ft. Rhye, really has a way of digging into your feelings with it’s gentle, yet mesmerizing melody. Bonobo made this sentimental effect by first sketching out the chord sequence, adding a mix of different live-recorded instruments, then putting it all together with the final touches and sounds.

Rhye’s soft, yet aching vocals act as the perfect addition to set the mood for this track. Rhye has said of the song,

“I’m so happy Simon asked me to work on this song with him. From the moment I heard the instrumental track it spoke to me more than I can express in words. Being able to work with an artist that continuously makes me envious, like Simon, is where I always want to be.”

The lyrics in “Break Apart” talk about being in pain, yearning for something that is fading away. I think that one of the greatest parts about this song is that it has the power to make listeners think of a memory or a relationship that may have “broken apart” in the past. Music is always more powerful when there’s real emotion involved, and it is very clear that Bonobo made that present in this track.

Simon Green, or better known as Bonobo, is not new to success in the electronic music industry. His first successful release titled “Terrapin” dates all the way back to 1999. Since then, he has released a total of five albums under Ninja Tune and Tru Thoughts. His 2013 album The North Borders went top thirty in the UK and was number one in the electronic charts in both the US and the UK. The release of Migration in early 2017 will mark the sixth full album from this successful British musician. If you like the sound of “Break Apart”, there’s plenty more to come on the rest of the album.

When discussing Migration, he said,

“My own personal idea of identity has played into this record and the theme of migration,” Green explains. “Is home where you are or where you are from, when you move around?”

I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.

Pre-order Migration here: https://bonobo.lnk.to/migration

Catch Bonobo in North America this spring when he goes on tour in support of Migration


Bonobo Tour Dates

Apr 24 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

Apr 25 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis

Apr 26 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

Apr 28 - New York, NY - Terminal 5

Apr 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory

May 1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

May 2 - Richmond, VA - The National

May 3 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

May 11 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up

May 12 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks

May 13 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater

May 15 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note

May 16 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room

May 18 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall

May 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom

May 20 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater

May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

May 24 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

May 25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom


photo courtesy of Neil Krug