Song Of The Day: Aroop Roy “Abale”
It’s release week at Sol Power Sound, as DJ Meistro and myself roll out the fifth offering from our label, a global house 12-inch featuring London producer Aroop Roy. “Tembandumba” is the bold A-side of the Rising Tides EP and now we present “Abale”, the project’s deep and poignant B-side.
Learn more via the official premier on Thump:
Today, THUMP is premiering “Abale,” which is a remake of Gasper Nali’s 2015 track “Abale Ndikuwuzeni.” Singing in his native language of Chichewa, Nali presents to listeners a disconcerting image of his homeland and its youth’s dismal situation. Roy initially underlines the sentiment with solemn, tense synth work, but through its lively percussion and claps, the record loosens up into something lighter and brighter as if to offer some semblance of optimism for the future.
“With ‘Abale,’ I wanted to produce a journey of emotions. Gasper, with his soulful and enchanting vocals, is the perfect storyteller,” the producer told THUMP over email.