- Fri, 2012-04-27 15:46
The Invisible will release their new album Rispah on June 10th, and have revealed a taster of their new material with the track Protection.
Rispah will be the London band's second album, and is, in the words of singer-guitarist Dave Okumu, ”a love letter to grief.” Following the passing of his mother Okumu found himself detached from the band: "I couldn't engage with music for a long period. The moment it returned to me was at my mum's funeral, which lasted several days. One evening, during the wake, my grandmother Zilpa, my mother's mum, arrived at our home accompanied by a group of women singing traditional spirituals. They approached my mother's body and sang over it, dancing around her coffin. It was the most beautiful sound I've ever heard. They transformed the atmosphere with sound and the spirit they brought to it. They were celebrating life and death, grief and hope, all things. This act was allowing everyone present to express themselves. It served as the most potent reminder of everything I believe about music. It's there for everybody, it's inclusive and transformative. I'm so glad these voices are stitched through our record."
Protection is available as a free download from the band's Soundcloud.