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Listen: Sinkane’s new song “Hold Tight”

on June 10, 2014, 3:20pm

Photo by Phil Di Fiore

Sudanese singer Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, has a striking-but-soothing falsetto. On “Hold Tight”, the new single from his upcoming album Mean Love, it’s particuarly stunning. Here, the David Bryne-collaborator nails piercingly high notes over spacey guitars, warm and funky bass, and airy synths.

Listen in below (via The FADER):

Mean Love hits shelves on September 2nd via DFA Records. In support, Sinkane will embark on a fall tour, including a North American jaunt with Helado Negro. The full schedule is below.

Sinkane 2014 Tour Dates:
08/02 – Queens, NY @ The LOT LIC
09/04 – Berlin, DE @ First We Take Berlin Festival
09/05 – Vienna, AT @ Grelle Forelle
09/06 – Heer-Sur-Meuse, BE @ Deep into the Woods Festival
09/07 – Vlieland, NL @ Into the Great Wide Open
09/09 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
09/10 – Paris, FR @ La Badadoum
09/11 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
09/12 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche
09/13 – Gent, BE @ Big Next Festival
09/16 – Nantes, FR @ Scorpitone Festival
09/18 – St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
09/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
10/01 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo *
10/02 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge *
10/03 – Boylston, MA @ Cafe 939 *
10/04 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse *
10/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
10/08 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/09 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
10/11 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
10/12 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
10/13 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
10/17 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
10/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
10/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo *
10/22 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
10/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live *
10/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
10/26 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room *
10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
10/28 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
10/29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In *
10/30 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio State University (Wexner Center) *
11/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose *

* w/ = Helado Negro