Body Of Songs: Three New Tracks Revealed

by admin on  April 1, 2015 |

Three more of Britain’s most innovative music creators explore an organ of the body to inspire new music: Afrikan Boy (feat. Bumi Thomas and Adio) has chosen the blood, Dave Okumu the heart and Mara Carlyle with Max de Wardener the Kidneys.

 You can now hear the next three tracks to emerge from the Cast Iron-affiliated Body Of Songs project here:

These sublime tracks inspired by the body’s organs follow the acclaimed launch of Body of Songs’ first three celebrated music artists Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes), Ghostpoet and drum n’ bass legend Goldie.

Through incredible access to specialist clinicians and scientists –  making observations in the operating theatre, meeting with alternative health experts and patients at varying stages of illness and ogling body parts in special museum collections –  each artist has developed a knowledge and feel for their chosen organ. This is then transformed into an original composition to reflect both their experiences and personal relationship to these hidden parts of the body.

The results are incredible; from the moving, cinematic landscape of Dave Okumu’s ‘Grateful Heart’, to Afrikan Boy’s compelling marriage between the UK and Africa in ‘Eje Aiye’, right through to the hauntingly beautiful ‘Follow Me Through’ from Mara and Max: each song presents an exceptional interpretation of its organ subject.

Body Of Songs is supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.

With special thanks to University College London Hospital and the NHS.