Tune-Yards' latest iteration finds the band flirting with the dancefloor more than ever before, as four on the floor kick drums underpin wild polyrhythms and slinky bass grooves. The band's atypical arrangements seem to defy gravity, bursting like fireworks one moment and retreating inwards the next as the band blends hip-hop, soul, jazz and 80’s house music.
Their new album, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, is an unflinching examination of modern identity, intricately rendered in the manically infectious way that only Tune-Yards can. ICFYCIMPL is built on Merril Garbus' recent foray into DJing and inspired in part by C.L.A.W. (Collaborative Legions of Artful Womxn), her radio show highlighting female-identifying producers.
While the album was written prior to the 2016 presidential election, it’s not difficult to hear hints of political anxiety throughout the record. On album opener “Heart Attack,” elements of vintage soul crash into frenetic drum machines as Garbus frets over the unraveling of progress, and the swirling “Coast To Coast” imagines a New York swallowed by rising seas.