Uk based polymath Skinny Pelembe opens a new era with ‘Like A Heart Won’t Beat’.
Out now, the single represents a fresh chapter for the Doncaster raised artist – his first single on Partisan Records, it’s marked by renewed vigour, unexpected ideas, and an injection of energy.
‘Like A Heart Won’t Beat’ is out now, a song that owes a debt to a forlorn piano in Amsterdam. Lyrically, it’s a song about healing rifts and moving on, with Skinny Pelembe commenting…
“The idea for the piano on this came to me years ago in Amsterdam. I didn’t know I’d had whatever it was I’d eaten until I started hallucinating… fast forward past seeing myself standing on the roof of the hotel next to me, and thinking I was in the film ‘A Perfect Storm’ (actually just on a static Chinese all-you-can-eat restaurant boat). Anyway, fast-forward past all that and I’m lying on a bed, seeing Clint Eastwood, playing those chords while he told me I’m ‘base level’ and not getting deep enough. Hopefully Mushroom Eastwood thinks I did him proud with this one.”
“So, there’s been a rift and you’ve decided to leave the expedition party. Okay, well I respect your reasons, good luck, all the love in the world to you, but I do hope you know that once that avalanche falls, we’ll be trapped in different cabins till the bitter end (or the snow thaws out).”
Catch Skinny Pelembe at London’s Social on January 25th.
Tune in now.