Skinny Pelembe Announces Debut Album, ‘Dreaming Is Dead Now’
'Dreaming Is Dead Now' LP lands May 24 on Brownswood Recordings.
Over 10 tracks, the Johannesburg-born, Doncaster-raised artist meditates on grief, heartache, stunted aspirations, and fresh possibilities in post-recession Britain. Many of the songs have germinated through a decade-long process, a reckoning with the family, grief, and romantic turning points during that period. It’s described as a “patchwork of personal and musical touchstones,” and follows a series of 12″s on Gilles Peterson’s London label.
The album artwork nods to two of Skinny’s favourite albums: Alice Coltrane’s Journey to Satchidananda” and The White Stripes’ White Blood Cells.
01. Gonna Buy A Car Today
02. No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish (Extended Mix)
03. Dreaming Is Dead Now
05. Without A Doubtful Shadow
06. My Love Is Burning, Down
07. Ten Four, Good Friend
08. I’ll Be On Your Mind
09. Laxmi Flying
10. Blood Relations