THE BAMBOOS RELEASE NEW VIDEO ‘BROKEN’ FEATURING J-LIVE
TAKEN FROM EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM ‘NIGHT TIME PEOPLE’
COMING JULY 6TH VIA PACIFIC THEATRE / BMG
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One of Australia’s finest soul-funk exports, The Bamboos, follow up their infectious single “Lit Up” with “Broken”, the second single released from their July 6 album, ‘Night Time People’. It will be released in three different versions and videos over successive weeks, each with a different guest MC telling stories of resilience in the face of mental illness.
“This is a message worth shouting loud”, Bamboos guitarist and bandleader Lance Ferguson said. “So we asked some friends from around the globe to jump on board with us”. Joining The Bamboos on the uplifting, gospel inspired track are Atlanta based J-Live, Australian MC Urthboy and contributing a German language version is Berlin’s Teesy. Vocalist Kylie Auldist’s powerful and rousing chorus is constant across all versions, supported by an unforgettable horn riff and emotive string arrangements.
“Give yourself enough time to start to mentally heal
Enough space to feel the whole truth of your ordeal
Forgive yourself, make yourself a new deal
Learn from your mistakes
So you can do whatever it takes”
“We’re just a band, simply a bunch of friends who love making music together”, Ferguson points out. “But we know that some of our own lives and the lives of those we love have been affected by this stuff – so if we can use whatever platform we have to raise awareness and help the cause then that’s gotta be a good thing.”
J-Live has released eight albums since 2001 and has collaborated with hip hop greats such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Prince Paul. Acclaimed Sydney MC Urthboy has managed to rhyme about the personal and political seamlessly across his solo albums and time in hip hop collective The Herd. Fast rising Berlin MC / singer / producer Teesy is becoming one of the freshest voices in German hip hop. Their personal and insightful rhymes are joined by a rousing, spirit-lifting chorus from Kylie Auldist.
As engagement with the themes and lyrics on all three versions are crucial to the project, the videos for each will be presented in a comic book inspired format. Put together by design team Cool Your Jets, each video will have its own look and aesthetic.
“Broken” feat. J-Live is released June 1
“Broken” feat. Urthboy is released June 8
“Broken” feat. Teesy is released June 15
The Bamboos album ‘Night Time People’ is released on Pacific Theatre / BMG on July 6.
1. Lit Up
3. Golden Ticket
4. Salvage Rites
5. Pony Up
6. Night Time People
8. War Story
9. You Should've Been Mine
10. San Junipero
11. Broken (feat. J-Live)
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