The first single from vocalist Beth Cannon and multi-instrumentalist/producer Joe Caple – aka LibraLibra – ‘Animali’ is a vibrant and dynamic listen. Having just returned from touring with Simon Raymonde’s new venture, Lost Horizons (Bella Union), Cannon has received praise throughout her career, with comparisons to the likes of Kate Bush and Bjork, whilst Caple’s mastery of rhythm transcends simple percussion, as he creates majestic layers of sound.
A truly uplifting offering, ‘Animali’ oozes a ferocious power as a frenetic tension builds throughout. With shades of the likes of tUne-yArDs or MIA, the soulful splendour of Cannon’s vocals flow alongside tribal beats and a soaring, frenzied soundscape. A sheer sonic delight guaranteed to reinvigorate the senses on first listen from this exciting new project.
Of the track, Cannon explains:
“‘Animali’ is an unapologetic war song in which I am ready to fight for equality. Since I can remember equality has been at most fleeting, if never fully achieved… I feel a shift in society right now, people’s eyes are opening and, now, more than ever, I feel a sense of community that we are ready to fight, ready to admit that the way we are perceived and treated can’t be our reality anymore.”
‘Animali’ is the first in a set of unique singles from LibraLibra to be released over the next year, with the debut album due to land in 2019.