Gang of Youths have shared one more single from their upcoming album angel in realtime. It’s called ‘Spirit Boy’, and it follows previous entries ‘The Angel of 8th Ave.’, ‘The Man Himself’, ‘Tend the Garden’, and ‘In the Wake of Your Leave’. Check it out below.
‘Spirit Boy’ features contributions from musician Shane McLean. “We were fortunate to have Shane McLean, an outstanding musician and Taonga Pūoro facilitator, write and perform a spoken verse in Te Reo Māori,” the band’s Dave Le’aupepe explained in a statement. “A wonderful Māori woman performed “rongoā” on me — a sacred healing practice. It was a transformative experience, and I’m still not quite sure why. There was a moment when this wonderful woman looked at me and said “you’re a wairua boy” — wairua in Te Reo means something like “spirit”.”
angel in realtime. out on Friday, February 25 via Warner.