BADBADNOTGOOD Debut “Beside April”

BADBADNOTGOOD have dropped a new song/video “Beside April”
BADBADNOTGOOD have dropped a new song/video “Beside April”

BADBADNOTGOOD have dropped a new song/video “Beside April”, the track is off their new album written in with Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai and features drummer/producer Karriem Riggins (J Dilla, Madlib). The new album, Talk Memory, also features collaborations w/ Laraaji, Terrace Martin & more. Paired with the new track are visuals directed by Camille Summers-Valli, whose inspiration for the video was taken from the first-ever film footage called Horse in Motion 1878.

Speaking about creating the “Beside April” visual, Summers-Valli shares – “There was really special energy around this video. The band wanted to do something with horses and equestrians. That’s where this begun. Funnily enough, I am petrified of horses. But it felt like a good way to overcome my fears. Subconsciously through a process of reading, finding references and discussing with my team, I started to piece together the puzzle of what this video could be. We shot this in Georgia; where the casting was incredible. The horse also was wonderful. So strong and majestic, we just wanted to do this beautiful creature justice. The magic aligned, so many great hard working people pulled this video together.”

Coupled with the new single, BADBADNOTGOOD announces dates in North America, Canada and Europe all set to take place in 2021 and 2022, listed below. Tickets on sale Friday, September 17th at 10 am local time. Sign up for presale today at Also, the trio shares the sheet music for “Beside April” along with interpretations for the first offering from Talk Memory, “Signal From the Noise,” which lives on the band’s website on dedicated channels within their tv player here –

Additionally, BBNG is set to put out the second issue of The Memory Catalogue, a series of world-building newsletters featuring exclusive content (sheet music, illustrated artwork, unseen photos, etc.) that fold out into a poster, on September 10th. Issue 2 features an illustration by Brazilian artist Guilherme Manzi as well as an interview between the trio and Arthur Verocai, allowing fans to peek behind the curtain of the BBNG universe.

Of the album, BBNG says: “It took a year or two of just living life to get to the place where the creative process was exciting again and once we actually went in to the studio it was the most concise recording and writing process we’ve ever had. We hope that the improvised studio performances bring the listener closer to our live experience.”

Talk Memory
Track List

Talk Memory
XL Recordings
1. Signal From The Noise
2. Unfolding (Momentum 73) feat. Laraajii
3. City of Mirrors feat. Arthur Verocai
4. Beside April feat. Karriem Riggins, Arthur Verocai
5. Love Proceeding feat. Arthur Verocai
6. Open Channels [PHYSICAL ONLY]
7. Timid, Intimidating
8. Beside April Reprise feat. Arthur Verocai

9. Talk Meaning feat. Arthur Verocai, Terrace Martin and Brandee Younger

Live Dates

12/08/21 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
12/09/21 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway
12/10/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
12/12/21 – Victoria, BC @ Capitol Ballroom
12/13/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/17/21 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
12/18/21 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
12/19/21 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell
12/22/21 – Toronto, ON @ History

03/07/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
03/08/22 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
03/10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/11/22 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
03/12/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
03/14/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale
03/16/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
03/18/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/19/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/22/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
03/24/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/25/22 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
03/26/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

11/18/22 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
11/19/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
11/21/22 – Oslo, NO @ Vulkan
11/22/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
11/24/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
11/25/22 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
11/28/22 – Vienna, AT @ Ottakringer Brauerei
11/29/22 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
11/30/22 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra
12/02/22 – Utrecht, NL @ Ronda
12/03/22 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
12/04/22 – Cologne, DE @ CarlswerkVictoria
12/06/22 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
12/07/22 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
12/09/22 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
12/10/22 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
12/11/22 – Bristol, UK @ Academy 1
12/13/22 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU

pre-order Talk Memory by BADBADNOTGOOD here


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