17 April, 2020Print
Milky Chance Release Stay Home Sessions EP From QuarantineWill Perform as Part Of The Global Citizen One World: Together At Home Streaming Special This Weekend
Today, Milky Chance release their Stay Home Sessions EP (BMG), a collection of socially-distanced recordings of tracks from their “completely unexpected, creatively rich” (American Songwriter) 2019 LP, Mind The Moon. Initially conceived as a way to connect with fans during social isolation, these stripped-down recordings provide an alternative, organic glimpse of the band’s “new twists on the old concept of world music” (NPR Music). The performance of “Eden’s House” is made all the more special by the participation of Milky Chance’s fans, who submitted their own takes on the backing vocal part originally performed by GRAMMY-winning South African choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Listen to the Stay Home Sessions EP here:
This weekend, Milky Chance will participate in the One World: Together At Home global streaming event, organized by international advocacy organization Global Citizen in support of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic being led by the World Health Organization and healthcare workers everywhere. The event leads into a globally broadcast special curated by Lady Gaga and hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert. More info on the lineup, how to tune-in, and how to get involved here: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/connect/togetherathome/
While childhood friends Phillipp Dausch and Clemens Rehbein’s past two albums have seen them take their blend of folk, electronic, hip-hop, world and chillout music across continents and onto Fallon, Kimmel, and CONAN, Mind The Moon, the band’s third album, is “frothing with greatness” (KUTX). It’s not only an impressive example of their free-flowing, eclectic songwriting but a natural evolution of a sound that has earned them billions of streams across the planet.
Stay tuned for more from Milky Chance, and stream the performances of each track below.
Stay Home EP Tracklist
- Scarlet Paintings (Stay Home Session): https://youtu.be/IHYYi4NDQ6c
- Window (Stay Home Session): https://youtu.be/Mi4lzvhLifM
- Eden’s House (Stay Home Session): https://youtu.be/AII3WKlX5Nw
- We Didn’t Make It To The Moon (Stay Home Session): https://youtu.be/vPG7hMvC3Vg
Praise For Milky Chance and Mind The Moon
“They embody new twists on the old concept of world music” — NPR Music
“Takes great leaps and lands in completely unexpected, but creatively rich, territory.” — American Songwriter
“Mind the Moon‘s dozen songs find Milky Chance frothing with greatness and lathering with high-calibre collaborators.” – KUTX
“Mind the Moon is a deeper exploration of Philipp Dausch and Clemens Rehbein's unique instrumental arrangements and effervescent vocals.” – Earmilk
Aesthetically, the yearning reggae, Afro-pop, and Latin vibes evoke the classic '80s style of artists like Sting and Peter Gabriel...With Mind the Moon, Milky Chance offer a moon cycle's worth of sustained twilight-hour grooves." – AllMusic
Stream Mind The Moon here: https://milky-chance.lnk.to/mindthemoon