Bonobo Collaborates With Jordan Rakei

Bonobo has shared "Shadows" featuring Jordan Rakei. The track is off the DJ/producer's forthcoming release Fragments, available 1/22/22
Bonobo has shared his new single"Shadows" featuring Jordan Rakei

Bonobo (aka Simon Green) has shared another track off his forthcoming album Fragments available January 14, via Ninja Tune. Described by Green as “old school, Detroity, Moodymann and Theo Parrish-inspired,” “Shadows” features friend and Ninja Tune labelmate Jordan Rakei.

“Shadows” is intoxicating. It leans into a haunting groove of rattling bass and crunchy Fender Rhodes, hitting an ecstatic crescendo over rising synth and string arpeggios. “Shadows was one of the first pieces in place for the new record and working with Jordan was such a joy,” says Green. “We’d spent plenty of time together previously. He’s toured with us and I’m a huge fan of his. He was an easy choice as a collaborator. The instrumental existed as a slow evolving throwback Detroit thing. I had people like Theo Parish and Moodyman in mind when I was making it. It’s been one of my favourites from the new album since day one.“

“I’ve been a huge fan of Bonobo for such a long time and to now share a piece of music with him is super special. We actually worked on this tune remotely in the beginning of Lockdown 2020,” says Jordan Rakei. “Simon sent me the track and I actually wrote about 3 different verses and 3 different choruses. When you work remotely it’s really difficult to gauge whether or not an idea is suitable to their vision, so I wanted to make sure I was sending more than enough haha. And he chose his favourite verse and favourite chorus and I went and recorded it in my London studio. It was a super easy process!”

Fragments also features Joji and Kadhja Bonet. Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation in his Los Angeles studio in 2020 and 2021, the album ultimately was fused together in a burst of creativity fueled by both collaboration and Green’s escape into the wild.

Bonobo
Fragments
Track List
Ninja Tune

1. Polyghost (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
2. Shadows (feat. Jordan Rakei)
3. Rosewood
4. Otomo (feat. O’Flynn)
5. Tides (feat. Jamila Woods)
6. Elysian
7. Closer
8. Age of Phase
9. From You (feat. Joji)
10. Counterpart
11. Sapien
12. Day by Day (feat. Kadhja Bonet)

Bonobo
Tour Dates

North America
18-Feb: Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
19-Feb: PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport, KY
20-Feb: EXPRESS LIVE!, Columbus, OH
21-Feb: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
25-Feb: Great Hall at Avant Gardner, Brooklyn, NY
27-Feb: Royale, Boston, MA
28-Feb: Echostage, Washington, DC
02-Mar: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
05-Mar: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
06-Mar: Mtelus, Montreal, QC
09-Mar: History, Toronto, ON
10-Mar: Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI
11-Mar: Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
12-Mar: The Sylvee, Madison, WI
13-Mar: Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
15-Mar: The Palace, Minneapolis, MN
17-Mar: Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
18-Mar: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
19-Mar: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
21-Mar: PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
22-Mar: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
24-Mar: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

Europe
20-Apr: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
21-Apr: edel-optics.de Arena, Hamburg, DE
23- Apr: UFO im Velodrom, Berlin, De
24-Apr: Palladium, Cologne, De
25-Apr: TonHalle, Munich, De
26-Apr: Xtra, Zurich, CH
28-Apr: Le Centquatre, Paris, FR

UK
03-May: The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
04-May: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
06-May: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
07-May: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
08-May: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
16-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
17-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
18-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (Sold Out)
19-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

Order Fragments by Bonobo HERE