Ibibio Sound Machine have shared the latest single from their forthcoming album Electricity. Following ‘All That You Want’ and the title track, ‘Protection From Evil’ arrives with an accompanying video directed by Tiago Di Mauro. Check it out below.
“I’ve long been a huge fan of Ibibio Sound Machine, and their Afrofuturistic techno sound has resonated deeply in my native Brazil,” Di Mauro said in a statement. “When Max Grunhard from the band sent me the track and explained its commentary on the duality of conflict and discourse, it was important for me to communicate this within the video, especially considering the abstract lyrics. The look was inspired by Carmen Miranda’s ‘The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat’, but we wanted to put a contemporary spin on these mid–20th century soundstage performances and create an experience that conveys a similar sense of awe and scale but was as methodically chaotic as the track.”
Ibibio Sound Machine’s new LP, which was produced by Hot Chip, is scheduled for release on March 25 via Merge.