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Gruff Rhys Shares New Track Bae Bae Bae Written For National Eisteddfod In Cardiff

Monday, 06 August 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Gruff Rhys has released a new track.

Bae Bae Bae was recorded to accompany a visual installation as part of Carnifal y Môr (Sea Festival), which forms part of the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. Rhys said:

“Pop music has always been dependent on coincidences, accidents and unexpected meetings of cultures. Cardiff’s tradition of being a welcoming refuge to people from all parts of the world (Snowdonia in my case!) makes it a good a place as any to create exciting and unexpected records. On ‘Bae Bae Bae’ i worked with producer Kris Jenkins in Grangetown along with several musicians  including N’famady, a Balafon player who has been living in Cardiff for a week! It was a brand new instrument to my ears and the track would have been a sombre affair without it.

I also had the privilege of working with the South African producer Muzi recently and i am delighted he agreed to mix this track. This is a song of celebration but the lyrics have been mainly inspired by Megan Broadmeadow’s art and her interest in the colour and medicinal qualities of algae found in Cardiff Bay. 

There are two versions of the track -  a shorter version produced by Muzi and a longer version inspired by 12” Balearic records mixed by Kris Jenkins.”

Other musicians to feature on the folk-pop, Welsh language track include N’famady Kouyaté (balafon), Catherine Morgan (trumpet), Mary-Anne Roberts (vocals) and Wonderbrass.

The Super Furry Animals frontman also released a new song, No Profit in Pain, in July to celebrate the National Health Service’s 70th birthday, and 'Babelsberg', his latest solo LP, in June. He will support the record with UK and Ireland dates later in the year.

Gruff Rhys Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed September 12 2018 - LONDON Barbican Centre
Sat September 15 2018 - MANCHESTER RNCM Concert Hall
Sun September 16 2018 - MANCHESTER RNCM Concert Hall
Thu November 08 2018 - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Fri November 09 2018 - BRIGHTON Old Market
Sat November 10 2018 - FOLKESTONE Quarterhouse
Sun November 11 2018 - OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Mon November 12 2018 - BRISTOL SWX Bristol
Tue November 13 2018 - BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
Thu November 15 2018 - GLASGOW SWG3
Fri November 16 2018 - LEEDS Church
Sat November 17 2018 - LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Sat December 01 2018 - CORK St Lukes
Sun December 02 2018 - GALWAY Roisin Dubh
Mon December 03 2018 - DUBLIN Button Factory

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