You may recognize tUnE-yArDs’ song “Fiya” as that charming ukulele-plucking track from that blackberry commercial, or you might’ve seen her steal the show from the Dirty Projectors back in 2009, or maybe you saw her in the USA-Montreal-Toronto trio Sister Suvi a couple years back. but maybe all that flew under your radar. If you missed all that, no fear, her new track “Bizzness” is the perfect introduction.
tUnE-yArDs released “Bizzness” as a teaser for her forthcoming second lp w h o k i l l s. She loops together organic sounds to create a dizzying beat as the background to horn swells and a voice alternately wailing and whispering “what’s the business, man/don’t talk my life away/ don’t take my life away.” If you’ve ever wondered what it means for a sound to have texture, well, this song is your answer.
As the song tapers out, you can hear the radio dj comment that there’s really “no category there.” One of tUnE-yArDs few contemporaries is Mirah. The two share a love for creating vocal beats and . Garbus recently co-produced, guested, and wrote one song for Mirah and Thao Nguyen’s collaborative album, Mirah & Thao.
w ho k i l l s comes out April 19 on 4AD.
Mirah & Thao will be also be released in April on killrockstars.