Syrian musician Omar Souleyman has recruited Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, to produce his latest album, Wenu Wenu, due out October 22nd via Ribbon Music. Though Souleyman’s been making music for nearly two decades even collaborating with both BjÃ¶rk and the Gorillaz it’s his very first release to be properly recorded in a studio.
Our first peek at Wenu Wenu comes in the form of its title track, which sees Souleyman longing for a woman “who kills with her beautiful eyes.” Listen in below via its lyric video (via Pitchfork).
Wenu Wenu will be available in nearly all forms: cassette, limited edition LP, CD and MP3. Pre-orders are ongoing.
Wenu Wenu Tracklist:
01. Wenu Wenu
02. Ya Yumma
05. Warni Warni
06. Mawal Jamar
Souleyman has a few tour dates lined up for the rest of the year.
Omar Souleyman 2013 Tour Dates:
08/02 – Stockholm, SE @ Stockholm Music and Arts Festival
08/24 – Katowice, PL @ Nowa Muskya Festival
08/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
08/29 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
08/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Issue Project Room
11/01 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
11/02 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
12/01 – Tokyo, JP @ Hostess Club Weekender