Desire Marea Shares “You Think I’m Horny”

Desire Marea Shares "You Think I'm Horny." The track is now available via Mute Records, and streaming services
Desire Marea Shares "You Think I'm Horny"

South Africa-based artist Desire Marea, will release Desire, on August 6, 2021, via Mute records. Today they have shared a new edit for single ‘You Think I’m Horny’ and its accompanying video. They have also been confirmed to play live at Rewire Festival in the Netherlands on September 11. A white vinyl edition will be available on September 3, 2021. Desire describes the track as “a reflection of my romantic displacement in a city that’s home to the displacement of many.” The video was directed by Johannesburg-based director Jamal Nxedlana.

Kwazulu-natal born, multi-disciplinary artist Desire Marea (born Buyani Duma) was a founding member of Johannesburg collective FAKA. As FAKA Desire Marea and creative partner Fela Gucci toured the world extensively making their American debut scoring for the brand Telfar at NYFW and partnering with Versace to soundtrack their S/S 2019 menswear show.

Debut solo album Desire is an exploration of loss, displacement, and the terrifying manifestations of love in the contemporary world. The expansive exploration of spirituality and the divine is palpable, and skillfully interlaces snapshots from decidedly grounded human experiences. It serves as a captivating introduction to their singular and multi-faceted world.

The album, with artwork by visual activist Zanele Muholi who recently had their first major UK exhibition at the Tate Modern, was originally released digitally on Desire’s own imprint Izimakade Records early in 2020. Now it will be available on vinyl and CD for the first time from 6 August via Mute. The standard vinyl is white with lyric booklet, while the Rough Trade edition is on clear vinyl in a PVC sleeve and comes with a limited edition 4-track CD of ‘Desire Marea Nezimakade (Live at Alliance Française Ethekwini)’.

Desire Marea and their band will play Rewire in The Netherlands on September 10-11 2021 in The Hague. Ticket info HERE.

Pre-order Desire by Desire Mare HERE