/Daily News

Devendra Banhart’s Ape in Marble Pink
/ 13 September 2016


Do you ever imagine what it’s like inside Banhart’s mind sometimes? It may sound weird but his songs in Mala somehow take us to a far away place, we have no idea where that is but we want to live there. And because of his mischievous mind, Mala is arguably Banhart’s best record in nearly a decade.

Last June, he announced that his 9th studio album, Ape in Pink Marble is due out on Nonesuch Records on September 23rd along with the album’s first song, “Middle Names”. The album opener is simple, pretty, and less noisy. It rather shows the discreet side of Banhart. No playful howl, no whimsical imagery, just a calm and contemplative arrangement with some melancholy lyrics about being alone together. This song is written for Asa Ferry, the front man of Kind Hearts & Coronets who has passed away a year ago. Banhart said that he loved him very much and hoping he’ll show up at his door any day now. “My love belongs to no one. I wonder where you are”

Just around a week ago, Banhart has shared a second track off the album, called “Saturday Night”. When you listen to Saturday Night, it feels like this song is asking you to have fun in a manner that is not typical. Some says that it sounds closer to “Hotline Bling” than the way everyone could ever imagine Devendra Banhart would sound. No matter what they feel about the song, have a listen below.

Ape in Marble Pink consists of 13 tracks including the new songs above. Here is the track list:

Middle Names//Good Time Charlie//Jon Lends a Hand//Mara//Fancy Man//Fig in Leather//Theme for a Taiwanese Woman in Lime Green//Souvenirs//Mourner’s Dance//Saturday Night//Linda//Lucky//Celebration


tumblr_nwl2z7jnad1ry6a8uo1_1280Words: Mahda Maria

Photos: Chumblr

Related Post

We kinda like Scum Fuck Flower Boy better
21 July 2017
The second track taken from their self-titled EP out next month
17 July 2017
The debut album Dissolve released 13th October
11 July 2017
The lead single and title-track from their second EP out later this summer
4 July 2017

Popular Post

Roemah Pulomanuk is the perfect combination of relaxing getaway and getting closer to nature at the same time
29 August 2012
Introducing MISC, where discarded woods get a second chance to live as brand new furnitures
30 April 2013
Älska is a one-stop-treasure-shop where you can find all sorts of wonderful knick knacks from faraway and exotic places around the globe
7 July 2014
The home and design Indonesian made Plan B’s creative duo Anezka and Ifa shares decorating ideas to Sub-Cult over margaritas and spiced chocolate
18 June 2014
Open menu