The UK-via-NYC artist Baba Ali shares his new single “All These Wires” alongside a self-produced performance video. Following his acclaimed 30th Century debut ‘House’, “All These Wires” echoes Scary Monsters-Era Bowie and Tubeway Army, the new wave funk track came out of home recording sessions following the cancellation of his spring touring. That period found Baba residing back in New Jersey alongside his guitarist Nik Balchin and led to the recording of his ‘Rethinking Sensual Pleasures’ mixtape that he placed online to support the Afrotecopia Organization on Juneteenth (6/19) last month. This version of ‘All These Wires’ was additionally mixed by Alex Epton (Arca, FKA Twigs, David Byrne) and is released via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records.
Baba Ali is New Jersey native Baba Doherty, who first began his solo project while living in Harlem, and eventually relocating to London in 2017. He is accompanied by guitarist and collaborator Nik Balchin.
Previously part of the future-soul duo Voices of Black who released an LP on electronic artist Gold Panda’s record label, NOTOWN, Baba released his debut solo EP in 2017, which saw him nominated by Pitchfork as an up-and-coming artist. The Nomad EP is now approaching 2 million plays on Spotify, with lead track “Cog In The Wheel” an ode to the daily grind being singled out for praise and popularity in particular.