Melt Yourself Down will release new album 'Pray For Me I Don't Fit In' on February 18th.
The group are rooted in London's avant jazz communities, while also picking up on everything from afrobeat to Krautrock.
Signed to Decca Records, Melt Yourself Down's incredible work-rate reaches a fresh chapter with the launch of their new album.
'Pray For Me I Don't Fit In' is out on February 18th, and the title track finds the six-piece on uncompromising form.
Melt Yourself Down have never been fully attached to a particular scene or sound, but this ability to stand out has allowed them to survive.
As musician Pete Wareham puts it: “We don’t fit the archetype. For too long this has felt like a problem, now we have the opportunity to say: We don’t fit in, we’re in the cracks, we’re ourselves.”
Of the single, Gaya adds: “In everything I create there is a tension between wanting to fit in, to feel included and the fear of losing my culture or forgetting where I am from. The refusal to fit in whatever narrative an African man of Asian appearance should play in western society. I started not really caring so much, not second-guessing myself or my vocals so much, which was a huge hurdle to overcome.”
Tune in now.
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