Bikôkô And Crystal Murray Combine On ‘Le Mano’

From anticipated EP 'A 1 IS BETTER THAN A 0'...

Spanish artist Bikôkô ropes in Parisian singer Crystal Murray on ‘Le Mano’, the evocative second single lifted from forthcoming EP, ‘A 1 IS BETTER THAN A 0’, out this October via Future Bounce.

Following previous single ‘Jealousy‘, ‘Le Mano’ merges the rhythms of Senegalese sabar percussion with spectral synths and keys, roving between airy vocal phrasings and a harsher staccato-rap cadence.

Lyrically the confessional number explores the pitfalls of our hustle culture and the toll it takes on an artist’s mental health. Bikôkô shares: “The inspiration for ‘La Mano’ comes from a very personal place, as I navigated the challenges of sustaining a healthy work-life balance in an industry that often prioritises numbers and output over well-being. This fusion of sounds is designed to evoke the powerful and dark emotions that come with the theme of the song. It’s the most intense track I’ve ever made, aiming to mirror the very feelings it explores.”

Several years in the making, ‘A 1 IS BETTER THAN A 0’ lands this October via Jamz Supernova’s revered Future Bounce label. A true polymath, Bikôkô was born in Barcelona, and her borderless musicality references RnB and West African diasporic styles, with hyper-pop, neo soul, jazz, and experimental electronics.

Currently based in London after period living in New York, Bikôkô will support Madison McFerrin in Manchester (YES), Bristol (Strange Brew) and London (Lower Third) this week.

Watch the visualiser for ‘Le Mano’ below.

Photo Credit: Daniel Garzee

Creative direction & Stylist: Jon Morales

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