Sinkane Shares New Single ‘Dépaysé’


Sinkane shared the single “Dépaysé.” The song is also the title track to the upcoming new Sinkane album due out May 31 on City Slang.

Led by Ahmed Gallab, Sinkane’s last album was 2017 Life & Livin’ It. Gallab, who was born in England to Sudanese parents and raised in the United States, shared the following regarding the Dépaysé title track:

The song came to me in a dream: I dreamed I was walking the streets of Omdurman at night, a city along the Nile in my native Sudan, when I heard someone playing guitar and singing in Arabic. It turned out to be my father! He was sitting cross-legged on the ground, under a streetlight in front of my childhood home. His voice sounded hypnotic, raw and powerful as he sang in Arabic: “I am your life/And all of our lives/From within the city until our uprising/Our days have left us in the city and, with our imagination, we move forward.” He sang that over and over, and I sing those same words in my song. This, along with the rest of Dépaysé, has given me peace. I am no longer afraid of the unknown. I’m no longer confused about my duality of my Sudanese and American identities. Now I accept it, and it’s made me feel new. This clarity has made me feel more connected with people than ever before. In celebrating our differences we should also understand that we all relate as human beings. I’m singing for the day we realize that we all relate.

Featuring a visual by Mad Alchemy Liquid Lightshow, stream “Dépaysé” below:

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