Live From The High As a Kite, the latest track from Skinny Pelembe’s new EP
Skinny Pelembe has debuted the latest track from the Sleep More, Make More Friends EP which is released September 21st. ‘Live From The High As a Kite’ is made up of contrasts: Sonia Bernardo (who sings for Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera) contributes softly-sung vocals which are the foil to Skinny’s full-throttle spoken word. Likewise, the track’s opening tension is balanced by a raw release of drums and guitar in its second half.
The EP is made up of a cast of talented friends, boasting a different group or artist featuring on each of its tracks, each of them an act he’s met through music or through linking with Brownswood’s celebrated talent development programme Future Bubblers two years ago. Across its four entries, he bridges hip-hop, psych-rock and jazz-influenced tangents, cutting out a diverse cross-section of the city’s music scene. It’s a document of the connections he’s made as an artist, and is the most collaborative project he’s worked on so far.