Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré announces release details for ‘Acoustic’, a forthcoming new album re-imagining her much-praised 2017 release ‘Mogoya’ totally unplugged, in live sessions captured over just two days. The final chapter in a trio of related projects – 2018’s ‘Mogoya Remixed’ edition saw Sangaré’s compositions retooled by high-profile fans including Sampha, Spoek Mathambo and St Germain – ‘Acoustic’ will be released by Nø Førmat digitally on June 19, 2020, with physical formats available from August 28, 2020.
Speaking about the impetus for creating ‘Acoustic’, Nø Førmat founder Laurent Bizot recalls; “I suggested to Oumou that she record this album after a show in London to celebrate 15 years of Nø Førmat. At that concert, for the first time ever, she had agreed to try out this acoustic approach, which is all about letting go. The space it created for her voice was really wonderful.”
Oumou is trailing the announcement of ‘Acoustic’ with this trailer, available to view from here;