Experimental, improvisational artist Tanya Tagaq has announced her new album, Tongues, out March 11th, 2022. As part of the announcement, she’s shared a video for the album’s title track.
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Tongues “speaks not to horrors and crisis, as previous Tanya Tagaq albums wordlessly, powerfully encircled, but directly of these things,” a press release explains. “Tongues is Tagaq at her most explicit and specific.” The album will also balance industrial, electronic sounds with poetic passages from Tagaq’s bestselling mythobiography, Split Tooth.
Today, Tanya Tagaq has previewed the album with a captivating video for its title track. “Tongues” is an impactful single packed with indusrial sounds as Tagaq repeats lines like, “you can’t take that from us” and “you can’t have my tongue.” The clip was created by 3D animator Driftnote, and it revolves around an animated chin and tongue. The chin emerges from a retrofuturistic tundra.
Watch the video for “Tongues” below.
Saul Williams produced Tongues and Gonjasufi mixed it. The forthcoming 10-track collection will serve as a sort of guide for inner and outer revolution. “It is a triumph of strength and intelligence that invites the listener to join her in a personal victory over colonization, over those who take without consent,” a press release continues.
Check out the tracklist for Tongues below.
01 – “In Me”
02 – “Tongues”
03 – “Colonizer”
04 – “Teeth Agape”
05 – “Birth”
06 – “I Forgive Me”
07 – “Nuclear”
08 – “Do Not Fear Love”
09 – “Earth Monster”
10 – “Colonizer (Tundra Mix)”
Tanya Tagaq is set to play Toronto’s Massey Hall on March 30th, 2022.
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Lead photo courtesy of Rebecca Wood.