New Zealand-born, London-based Myele Manzanza announces his latest single, Something Old Something New. We’ve got the first listen below.
This new track coincides with the announcement of his forthcoming LP Crisis & Opportunity Vol. 4 – Meditations, due for release November 24th via London indie label DeepMatter.
Myele is a founding member of Electric Wire Hustle, he has eleven solo releases to his name, and racked up tours and collaborations with Jordan Rakei, Theo Parrish, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Recloose and Amp Fiddler amongst others, and enjoys a monthly residency at Ronnie Scott’s.
Of the forthcoming record, Myele says: “With this album I’m yearning for the music itself to hold space. The title ‘Meditations‘ suits the more interior mood of the music too. This is a solitary and introverted album compared to my previous works. I’m not trying to entertain you. I’m not trying to make you dance. Not on this record.
“With the interference of modern technology on our lives and how so much of our attention is tethered to the digital world, perhaps this album is a small rebellion against that. At least in the sense that it’s a purely acoustic album. It relies on the interplay of three musicians, listening to each other and making spontaneous decisions in order to execute the music. The quality of the sound directly reflects each person’s artistry, command of their instrument, physical technique and mental acuity.”
Pre-save Crisis & Opportunity Vol. 4 – Meditations here.