Today, Ladan Hussein, known on stage as Cold Specks, announced her highly anticipated new album Fool’s Paradise, set to release on September 22 via Arts & Crafts. The announce via W Magazine includes the premiere of album’s sultry title track "Fool’s Paradise." The single "Fool’s Paradise" shows Hussein singing in Somali for the first time, calling out to a semi-mythical Somali queen of female empowerment named Araweelo, who was rumoured to castrate male prisoners. Like Cold Specks, Araweelo is a polarizing dream, always dangling between varying abstracts. Within the track is a Somali idiom, "kala garo naftaada iyo laftaada," which translates in English to "understand the difference between your bones and your soul." LISTEN TO AND SHARE "FOOL’S PARADISE" HERE "Fool’s Paradise" arrives on the heels of the recent single "Wild Card". Quickly receiving accolades from The New York Times, Indie Shuffle, Consequence of Sound and more, both tracks were produced and mixed by long-time collaborator Jim Anderson at Easy Life Studio in Toronto, with Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire performing bass. Intimately exploring her identity as a Somali-Canadian woman, Fool’s Paradise is Hussein’s most personal work yet. The album encapsulates the naturalness of existing during difficult times. Hussein […]
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