Bibio, the project of Stephen Wilkinson, has announced a new album called BIB10. It arrives on October 21 via Warp. Along with the announcement, he’s shared the record’s lead single, ‘Off Goes the Light’, which comes paired with a lyric video shot and edited by Wilkinson. Check it out and find the album art and tracklist below.
“My influences for studio production mostly come from the 60s, 70s, and 80s where the craft was very different – getting a more polished sound, without ironing the humanity out of it, was part of the ethos,” Wilkinson said of the new album. “I became more obsessed than ever with guitars in the last few years, particularly vintage guitars. This album is an ode to guitar in a very different way, with the guitars more like building blocks of a larger structure, and the subtle variations and differences with each guitar’s tone and color make the album more nuanced. I don’t think of it as a guitar album per se, but I feel the foundation to all of the tracks is guitar.
Wilkinson continued: “I think as ten is such a milestone album, I wanted it to be more of a party album. It also has its dreamy and melancholy moments, but there’s a lot of fun and playfulness in this album. I hope people get up and dance to some of these songs.”
BIB10 will follow Bibio’s 2020 LP Sleep on the Wing.
BIB10 Cover Artwork:
1. Off Goes The Light
4. Rain and Shine
5. S.O.L. feat. Olivier St Louis
6. Cinnamon Cinematic
7. Even More Excuses
8. A Sanctimonious Song
9. Lost Somewhere
11. Fools [feat. Olivier St Louis]