‘State of Mind’ is the new single from South London based collective Slovo, featuring Barbarella. It is taken from Slovo’s forthcoming album ‘Bread & Butterflies‘.
Slovo’s founder is former Faithless guitarist and producer Dave Randall. He has contributed to multi-million selling albums by Dido, and worked with Sinead O’Connor, Emiliana Torrini and many others. He has also been involved in a number of political campaigns and is the author of the book Sound System: The Political Power of Music (Pluto Press 2017).
In the summer of 2019 he met a kindred spirit, the Italian singer Barbarella (Barbara Pugliese, of Barbarella’s Bang Bang) at a pub in Brixton. They decided it was time to make new music for a troubled and polarised world. The resulting album ‘Bread & Butterflies’ will be released in summer 2020.
Randall says of the debut single ‘State of Mind’ :
“State Of Mind is a message of hope, love and solidarity during these deeply troubling times. It features Barbarella and experimental hip hop artist Mike Ladd. All proceeds from sales or streaming of this song will go to the homeless charity The Brixton Soup Kitchen.”
“Adventurous and spellbinding work that fuses traditional and contemporary, political and poetic.” Q Magazine ****
“A wonderful album that is both stridently polemical and determinedly celebratory” The Sunday Times