‘I Don’t Belong to Anyone’ included in The Invisible‘s Dave Okumu Harangue the DJ picks for The Guardian
‘I Don’t Belong to Anyone’
Soundcrash presents Hejira: The Lima Limo Ceremony EP showcase at Archspace, Haggerston, Monday 20th
March 26th: Jamboree
May 20th: Great Escape Festival (Late Junction Stage, Paginini Ballroom)
May 21st: EU Cultural Festival in Algiers (British Council)
Originally posted in November, ‘I Don’t Belong to Anyone’ was ‘Track of the Day’ at Clash Magazine and ‘Track of the Week’ at the Guardian Guide who praised its ‘raw, jerky Afro-funk’ groove. Subsequently picked up buy 6music’s Giles Peterson and Radio1’s Huw Stephens, The Invisible’s Dave Okumu also included it in his Harangue the DJ picks for The Guardian earlier this month.
Look out for remixes from Curl Recordings/ NTS’ Coby Sey and composer/ producer Lay – to be made available 31st March.
Premiered at nataal.com the video for ‘I Don’t Belong to Anyone‘, directed by Emile Ebrahim Kelly, is a sensual but playful meditation on the process of discovering one’s identity in two very different worlds.
It reflects on the band’s visit to Ethiopia in January 2016; something of a spiritual homecoming for singer Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne who had not returned to the country since her father was buried there in 2012. Accordingly, it features a rich tapestry of video and photographic footage from the band’s trip, juxtaposed with footage from London and intercut with archive family photos.
“It feels really good to celebrate every aspect of self and that’s what this song and video does for me. Coming back from Ethiopia I felt charged. I was totally in awe of the tribal styles and history of my heritage so when we came to the process of adornment for the video it was a really strange but special moment for me. It felt like I was embodying something new and ancient at the same time. It was as if I could feel the weight of my ancestors lifting me. This gave me a strong sense of dignity and pride for that part of my heritage which I’d never really experienced before.”
‘I Don’t Belong To Anyone’ is included on ‘The Lima Limo Ceremony’ EP out now on 7” vinyl and digital platforms, via the band’s own Lima Limo Records
Tracklist: 1. Welcome 2. I Don’t Belong To Anyone 3. Fresh 4. No Matter