BAMBARA - Sing Me To The Street

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is “Sing Me To The Street” by Bambara, from the 2020 album Stray on Wharf Cat Records.
photo by Kevin Condon
written by Janice Headley

Athens, GA-born, Brooklyn-based band Bambara are releasing their sophomore album Stray on February 14th via Wharf Cat Records. “Sing Me To The Street” is the second single shared from that forthcoming full-length, and it highlights the strength of their storytelling, narrated by the Nick-Cave-ish vocals of frontman Reid Bateh. (The track also features guest vocals from Anina Ivry-Block of Palberta, and Drew Citron from Public Practice.)

In a press release, Bateh explains the somber song:

'"Sing Me To The Street' is about loneliness, isolation, and the dreamy allure of chaos. The song follows an unnamed character wandering the streets of a vast city that feels both alive and abandoned, as he attempts to silence the persistent song of oblivion singing in his head."

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