Bonobo releases new single “Tides” featuring Jamila Woods from forthcoming album “Fragments”

After the announcement of his new album Fragments, Bonobo (also known as Simon Green) has today released “Tides” featuring Chicagoan singer, songwriter and poet, Jamila Woods.

For most of his career, Green has thrived creatively while in a near constant state of motion as he criss-crosses the globe to perform. The events of the past two years formed a temporary creative block for Green, who over the course of 2020 and 2021 worked to craft what would become Fragments. But arriving at a moment when Green knew the album was still far from completion, he received a vocal recording from Jamila Woods. Settling into his studio after a night out, he listened and immediately knew he was experiencing a magical moment; he had the album’s centrepiece.

With an irresistible deep groove, warbling harp, Woods’ knock-out vocals and a beautiful string-laden outro by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, “Tides” became a catalyst for the album. Not only does it tie into the themes prevalent on Fragments – the ebb and flow of the cycles of nature, and the elements – it represented a figurative changing of the tides: shortly after, the world started to slowly open and move again, and a new energy to the album took shape.

“I’m really excited to be a part of Bonobo’s project. I connected with the track as soon as I heard it. It felt like rain and waves to me before I even knew the project had a theme of cycles and tides, so it all came together very organically.” – Jamila Woods

“When I first heard Jamila’s vocal she had recorded I knew instantly I had a centrepiece for the album. Lyrically it captured everything the project was about. This track was a real turning point in the process of finishing the album and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s incredible string parts at the end brought the whole thing to another level.” – Bonobo

Bonobo will also headline 3 x live shows at Royal Albert Hall, on top of other UK dates as part of a world tour in May 2022 (full dates below).

1. Polyghost (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
2. Shadows (feat. Jordan Rakei)
3. Rosewood
4. Otomo (feat. O’Flynn)
5. Tides (feat. Jamila Woods)
6. Elysian
7. Closer
8. Age of Phase
9. From You (feat. Joji)
10. Counterpart
11. Sapien
12. Day by Day (feat. Kadhja Bonet)

PreSave album here


North America
18-Feb: Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
19-Feb: PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport, KY
20-Feb: EXPESS LIVE!, Columbus, OH
21-Feb: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
25-Feb: Great Hall, Brooklyn, NY
27-Feb: Royale, Boston, MA
28-Feb: Echostage, Washington, DC
02-Mar: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
05-Mar: Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
06-Mar: Mtelus, Montreal, QC
09-Mar: History, Toronto, ON
10-Mar: Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI
11-Mar: Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
12-Mar: The Sylvee, Madison, WI
13-Mar: Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
15-Mar: The Palace, Minneapolis, MN
17-Mar: Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
18-Mar: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
19-Mar: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
21-Mar: PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC
22-Mar: Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
24-Mar: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

20-Apr: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
21-Apr: Arena, Hamburg, DE
23- Apr: UFO im Velodrom, Berlin, De
24-Apr: Palladium, Cologne, De
25-Apr: TonHalle, Munich, De
26-Apr: Xtra, Zurich, CH
28-Apr: Le Centquatre, Paris, FR

03-May: The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
04-May: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
06-May: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
07-May: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
08-May: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
16-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
17-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
18-May: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK