Published Jun 27, 2019Following the promising new single "Salty," Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino has detailed her debut solo album as simply KAZU. What's more, she's given us the record's second single, "Meo."
KAZU's upcoming album is called Adult Baby, which will arrive via her own Adult Baby Records on September 13 (with distribution from !K7).
Helping Makino realize her vision are also contributions from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Mauro Refosco, Ian Chang, Sam Griffin Owens, and Blonde Redhead bandmate Amadeo Pace.
In addition to the purely audio version of Adult Baby, the project will also arrive as full-on visual album helmed by filmmaker Eva Michon.
For a taste of what's in store, you can hear the newly released single "Meo," which is also featured in a new album trailer directed by Michon.
In a statement, Michon explained, "'Meo' is one of the most significant and courageous tracks of Adult Baby — it is no accident that it was chosen as the soundtrack to the extraordinary, moving trailer for the upcoming narrative film that accompanies Adult Baby, a genuine visual album inspired by the tracks of the album."
Explaining the visual album side of things further, a press release states the following:
A distinct sample is used on the track "Name and Age" — the unmistakable cry of Godzilla. This was the spark of inspiration for filmmaker Eva Michon, who wrote a fictitious folklore-esque narrative which would become the blueprint for the visual album film to accompany Adult Baby. The film takes place on the island of Elba, Italy, where in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished into exile. Inspired by historical events and symbolism of the island, Michon treats each song as a chapter in a larger narrative, which will be approximately 40 minutes in length.
For now, check out the album cover above, as well as the tracklist below, where you'll find "Meo," the album trailer and the previously shared "Salty."
2. Come Behind Me, So Good!
4. Adult Baby
5. Place Of Birth
6. Name And Age
7. Unsure In Waves