Electronic musician Bonobo shares ‘Shadows’ music video
Bonobo (aka Simon Green) has released the music video for ‘Shadows,’ from his just-released and widely celebrated new album “Fragments” (Ninja Tune). A 40+ date, full band international tour will also launch in just under a month, which includes four dates at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
The song, which features Jordan Rakei, is described by Green as “old school, Detroity, Moodymann and Theo Parrish-inspired.” The twitching, flickering video captures the song’s mysterious energy, and was directed by BWTV.
The album has earned a tremendous range of rave reviews in the UK and beyond. Green has offered insight into the process of making of “Fragments” – and the struggle to find creative inspiration while the world stood still in interviews that have run in the past week, including in The FADER, Creative Review, Billboard and Port and has coverage also includes The Observer, SPIN, Loud & Quiet, NME, Clash and cover stories with DJ Mag and Future Music. The release also arrives on the heels of two 2022 GRAMMY Nominations that Green earned in the Best Dance/Electronic Recording category last month, making him a five-time GRAMMY nominee.
“Fragments” is the sound of struggle and isolation, personally and collectively – and of a surging, joyous return. It is a reminder that out of struggle and disillusionment, creativity and hope can emerge at the most unexpected moments. As he set out to make his new album, Green felt a sense of shifting and unraveling of the world around him. Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation in his Los Angeles studio in 2020 and 2021, the album ultimately was fused together in a burst of creativity fueled by collaboration, Green’s solo adventures into the deserts of California and even his use of modular synths for the first time.
Fragments Live Tour Dates – 2022
18-Feb: Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
19-Feb: PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport, KY