After dropping two of her own EPs, London jazz scene regular Nubya Garcia has just announced the release of her long-awaited debut album SOURCE. Garcia’s debut single “Pace”, which was released back in May and later featured as a part of the BBC’s 2020 Glastonbury Experience, has been revealed to be the opening track of her new, self-produced album. To coincide with the announcement yesterday, Garcia made the 12 minute title track available to stream. Watch the official visualisation made by artists Felix von Liska and 12 Inch Motion through her YouTube channel below:
Described on the Bandcamp release page as combining a “myriad sounds from her youth”, “Source” re-works her 2018 song of the same name, taken from her EP When We Are. This version swaps the lighter, nu-jazz tempo of the original by anchoring the groove with a dub-infused bass so thick that Garcia’s signature tenor sax only just slices its way through. Speaking on what inspired this “paean to personal power”, Garcia reflects that what makes her feel powerful is the feeling of “being ok with reaching out to people and supporting one another”; a message that bears repeating in our current climate.
After 2 EPs I’m excited to announce my DEBUT ALBUM…! Featuring some very special people in my life, @dancasimirmusic @BarrellJones @joeArmonJones @CassieKinoshi @_rich_chie @smauricegrey @akenyamusic and La Perla!
— Nubya Garcia (@nubya_garcia) July 16, 2020
Aside from the EPs Nubya’s 5ive and When We Are, the award-winning saxophonist has performed on several high profile jazz releases that have come out of the capital over the last few years. Her credits include Yazz Ahmed’s Polyhymnia, Moses Boyd’s Dark Matter from earlier this year, and the Mercury Prize-nominated Your Queen is a Reptile by Shabaka Hutchings’ band Sons of Kemet.
SOURCE will arrive on the 21st of August via Concord Jazz Records on double LP, CD and as a digital download. Tracks “Source” and “Pace” are available for purchase and streaming now. See the tracklist for SOURCE below:
- “Pace” (featuring Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright)
- “The Message Continues“
- “Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be“
- “Stand With Each Other” (featuring Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright)
- “Inner Game“
- “La cumbia me está llamando” (featuring La Perla)
- “Before Us: In Demerara & Caura” (featuring Ms MAURICE)
- “Boundless Beings” (featuring Akenya)