Merrill Garbus’ Tune-Yards hasn’t released an album since 2014’s excellent Nikki Nack, the follow-up to her idiosyncratic breakthrough, Pazz & Jop-topping 2011 LP, Who Kill. All that changes in early 2018. Garbus has announced that Tune-Yards—now officially a two-person project featuring producer and longtime collaborator Nate Brenner—will return with a new album called I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life on January 19.
Here’s Garbus on the album’s rapturous first single, “Look at Your Hands”.
Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more inward: How do all of these “isms” that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions?
Some of the ’80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals with an MPC which I’ve wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine.
Listen to it below. Keep scrolling for the album’s artwork and tracklist.
I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life by Tune-Yards:
01 Heart Attack
02 Coast to Coast
03 ABC 123
04 Now as Then
07 Look at Your Hands
10 Who Are You
11 Private Life