We didn't proclaim singer-songwriter and violinist Sudan Archives Bounce-Worthy for nothing. She's been buzzing ever since she first stepped onto our radar in 2017 and now, in 2019, she's ready to release her debut album Athena. But before she graces us with what is sure to be a magnetic work, she first introduces us to the project with lead single "Confessions."
The track combines Sudan Archives' talents with a lush string arrangement set atop buzzy synths and slow-paced yet intricate percussive rhythms. She uses the backdrop to confess some of her misgivings about herself, including possible regrets that she might have. "There is a place that I call home / But it's not where I am welcome," she sings at one point during the song. "And if I saw all the angels / Why is my presence so painful?" Still, with all the soul searching, she manages to accept the good things and believe in the manifestation of good in her life through her own sheer will.
"Confessions" is but a taste of what Athena has in store. She's calling the upcoming project, which will explore duality and the juxtaposition of opposing qualities, one of her most open and honest. In fact, she says that her two previous EPs — Sudan Archives and Sink are "like a haiku of what the album is." Color us intrigued. We'll get to find out what she means when the set drops on November 1st. You can check out "Confessions" below, which is where you'll also find a list of her recently announced tour dates in Los Angeles, New York and Europe.
Sudan Archives Tour Dates
05 November - Los Angeles - Moroccan Lounge
07 November - New York - Public Records
09 November - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
10 November - Brussels, BE - AB Club
12 November - Berlin, DE - Säalchen
13 November - Cologne, DE - CBE
14 November - Munich, DE - Rote Sonne
15 November - Geneva, CH - Festival Les Créatives
16 November - Paris, FR - Le Badaboum
19 November - London, UK - Corsica Studios
20 November - Stockholm, SE - Kraken
21 November - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen