2018 album also available on CD.
Farai’s debut album - a collaborative project between London based vocalist Farai Bukowski-Bouquet and musician and producer TONE - via Big Dada, documents a process of recovery. ‘Rebirth’ weaves together South East London landmarks, the bare-bones ethos of post-punk and the experience of being part of the African diaspora, continuing the themes of their 2017 debut EP, ‘Kisswell’.
The lyrics of eponymous vocalist Farai are coloured by the different cities she’s lived in, including London. Having met TONE via Shop Floor Sessions, recording and writing followed in Hackney, Lewisham and a shared studio with Mica Levi aka Micachu. TONE laid down synthesisers and guitar to Farai’s poetry and drums were recorded with Marc Pell from Micachu & The Shapes. The result is Farai’s alternative vision of pop; distinctive and many-sided at once, poised between punk directness and flourishes of soulful warmth.
For fans of Young Fathers, Mica Levi, Tirzah, King Krule, Sleaford Mods, Mount Kimbie.
Carbon disc CD with softpack card wallet. LP on yellow vinyl housed in a 3mm spined outer sleeve with printed inner, plus digital download code. Artwork by Haribo Cosmo Jones. Layout by Sofia Lucarelli.
Farai performed live at Uniqlo Tate Lates to coincide with the highly successful ‘Soul Of A Nation’ exhibition celebrating black American artists. She performed with Zezi Ifore, Mark Godfrey and Jade Montserrat.