The Go! Team have released a new track, ‘Look Away, Look Away’, which features the Benin-based vocal group The Star Feminine Band. It’s taken from their upcoming album Get Up Sequences Part Two, which has already been previewed with the IndigoYaj-assisted ‘Divebomb’. Check it out below.
“I heard about a really interesting group from Benin called the Star Feminine Band,” the band’s Ian Parton explained in a press release. “They’re a group of singers between the ages of 12 and 19, formed by the father of two of the girls in the group who was hoping to inspire change in the way women and girls were treated in Benin. He founded a free music school for girls with the help of the local government, which is where the Star Feminine Band was born. I got in touch and a day later we were on Zoom with me in Brighton and the band in Natitingou in Benin. A month later a team travelled from the capital of Benin to their hometown with a mobile sound recording setup to record their vocals, with the lyrics written by them in French. They gave it a charging, all-out gang vocal that I wasn’t expecting but really love.”
Get Up Sequences Part Two is due out February 3 via Memphis Industries.