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Caribou drops first new track in five years, 'Home': Watch

The man also known as Daphni returns under his beloved moniker... 

Caribou has unveiled his first new track in five years, 'Home'
Caribou has unveiled his first new track in five years, 'Home'

Caribou has dropped his first new track in five years. ‘Home’ premiered today as Annie Mac's Hottest Record In The World on her BBC Radio 1 show.  

The producer, also known as Dan Snaith, has been absent from the release schedule since his sixth album, 'Our Love', garnered critical acclaim across the board back in 2014. Between then and now he has thrown weight behind the Music Declares Emergency climate change initiative, and kept ears happy with output under his other moniker, Daphni, such as 'Sizzling' 

This fresh effort is centred on a sample of soul songstress Gloria Barnes' 1971 classic 'Home', with the low-slung downtempo number providing a welcome hit of warmth just as the autumnal chills begin to set in. 

"I'm always listening to lots of music and sometimes a loop just jumps out at me— it's too perfect. That's how it was with Gloria Barnes' 'Home'. I kept returning to it, meaning to do something with it but not knowing what," said Snaith of the idea behind the tune. 

"Sometimes making music feels like a process I'm in charge of... but there are other times when things just present themselves and my job is to follow their lead. It wasn't until the circumstances of someone close to me mirrored the refrain of the original song that the track all came together."

The cut has arrived at the same time as news of forthcoming Caribou tour dates for spring 2020. Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, Washington and Brooklyn feature on the North American leg. UK fans can catch the man in question at dates in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and London among other cities, with further dates also scheduled for continental Europe.

Full details below the video for those who want to start planning— tickets go on sale Friday 11th October 10AM BST. 

 

Caribou 2020 tour dates

North America

16th March - Hamilton @The Studio

17th March - Toronto @ Danforth

20th March - Chicago @ Riviera

21st March - Detroit @Saint Andrews Hall 

22nd March - Ottawa @ Bronson Centre 

23rd March - Montreal @ M Telus

24th March - Boston @ House of Blues 

25th March - Philadelphia @ Union Transfer 

26th March - Washington @ 9:30 Club

27th March - Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Steel 

UK

30th March - Brighton @ The Dome

1st April - Liverpool @ Invisible Wind Factory

2nd April - Leeds @ O2 Academy Leeds

3rd April - Manchester @ Victoria Warehouse

4th April - Glasgow @ The Barrowlands

5th April - Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham 

6th Apr - Bristol @ O2 Academy Bristol

7th April - London @ O2 Academy Brixton

Europe
21st April - Hamburg. DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36

22nd April- Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2

23rd April - Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin

24th April - Vienna, AT @ Gasometer

25th April - Munich, DE @ Muffathalle

26th April - Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten

27th April - Paris, FR @ L'Olympia

28th April - Cologne, DE @ E-werk

29th April - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg / Ronda

30th April - Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique / Chapiteau – Botanique 

 

11th July - Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens

15th August - Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle / Caribou and Friends 

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