Sinkane, the creative alias of singer/songwriter/guitarist Ahmed Gallab, has announced the upcoming release of his seventh studio album, to be titled Dépaysé. The forthcoming album follows 2017’s Life & Livin’ It, and is scheduled to arrive on May 31st via City Slang Records.
As Stereogum reports, the album’s exotic title is French for, “to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings,” and could be considered a tribute to the people struggling around the world to whom Sinkane often attempts to bring awareness via his Twitter account.
The announcement of the new album on Wednesday morning also came with the arrival of its lead single, “Everybody”, and its accompanying music video. The music video for the lively new single takes viewers into the vibrant communities of Rio de Janeiro, where it was filmed. Sinkane and his band waste no time in turning up the energy level from the song’s opening moments, and listeners can also hear Gallab’s love for afro-beat and global musical influences throughout the track.
The lyrics to “Everybody” are just as uplifting and invigorating as the video itself, as Gallab can be hearing singing out, “Now I’m feeling stronger, and I know I can fight for you/Stand up if you wanna, together we can start a new.” Gallab even shared a few thoughts about what the song means to him via his Twitter on Wednesday, stating, “This song is an anthem of inclusion! In these trying times I am proud that all of us in Sinkane are positive representatives of the world!”
Fans can watch the video below to experience the lead single in full:
Sinkane – “Everybody” [Official Video]
Sinkane also shared a batch of summer tour dates to go with the album announcement. The global run of summer tour dates will begin in Zurich, Switzerland on June 4th, and continue throughout the month before wrapping on in Los Angeles, CA on June 29th. Fans can reference the listing below to see the full schedule of upcoming tour dates and head here for ticketing information. Fans can also click here to preorder Dépaysé.
Sinkane 2019 Tour Dates
June 4 – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
June 6 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
June 7 – Beverungen, DE – Orange Blossom Festival
June 8 – London, UK – Field Day Festival
June 12 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
June 15 – Boston, MA – Cafe 939
June 16 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot
June 18 – Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground
June 19 – Detroit, MI – El Club
June 20 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
June 21 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop
June 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
June 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
June 26 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
June 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
June 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre