Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Announce Debut Album ‘Topical Dancer’, Share New Song ‘Blenda’

    The Belgium-based duo of Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul have announced their debut album, Topical Dancer, which is out March 4, 2022. It will be released via Deewee, the label run by Soulwax, who co-wrote and co-produced the LP. Along with the announcement, they’ve shared a new song called ‘Blenda’, the follow-up to September’s ‘Thank You’. Check out its accompanying video below.

    ‘Blenda’ was partly inspired by Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book Why I’m Not Longer Talking To White People About Race. In a press release, Adigéry explains that the song references how “I am a product of colonialism and I feel guilty for taking up space in a white country,” continuing: “It talks about the colonial past and post-colonial present in the UK, but that isn’t merely a British or American problem, Belgium is part of that as well.” Her home country, she said,  is similarly “oblivious to a big part of its history,” resulting “in general ignorance and a lack of understanding and empathy towards Belgian inhabitants of immigrant descent.”

    Of the album, Adigéry added: “I don’t want to feel this heaviness on me. These aren’t my crosses to bear. Topical Dancer is my way of freeing myself of these issues. And of having fun.”

    Topical Dancer Cover Artwork:

    Topical Dancer Tracklist:

    1. Bel DEEWEE
    2. Esperanto
    3. Blenda
    4. Hey
    5. It Hit Me
    6. Ich Mwen (with Christiane Adigéry)
    7. Reappropriate
    8. Ceci n’est pas un cliché
    9. Huile Smisse
    10. Mantra
    11. Making Sense Stop
    12. HAHA
    13. Thank You

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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