Detroit-based artist Shigeto, aka, Zach Saginaw is sharing his new single & video “Barry White”. The track is taken from his upcoming album, ‘The New Monday’, due Oct 6th via Ghostly International. Shigeto is also set to play a London show on Oct 9th at Omera.
The importance of the Detroit community has come through strongly in the initial looks from the album. The video for “Detroit Part II” featured intimate shots of the Motor City, and “Don’t Trip” featured Detroit emcee Silas Green. Today Saginaw collaborates with another Detroit native, Zelooperz (as he did on the recent A Piece of the Geto album as ZGTO), in a surreal video for the album track “Barry White” that’s directed by Voiid Studio.
From Voiid Studio: “We wanted to create something both real and surreal, a little dark but also vivid, that reflected the qualities and power of the track, underpinned by Zach and Z’s (Zelooperz) strange world in Detroit. The guys liked our ideas and brought a ton of resources to bear, so we were off to an exhausting, exhilarating, filthy weekend in Detroit and a very, very satisfying collaboration.”
Watch “Barry White” here:
While always having a personal approach to his projects, Saginaw’s influences for his third album, The New Monday, are more about the community of Detroit than anything else. Named after a weekly DJ event called Monday is the New Monday that Saginaw does at the unassuming Motor City Wine with a group of friends, The New Monday is the result of Saginaw diving into the city’s deep record culture, where the legacy of artists of the past help Saginaw embrace his own contributions. The album is set for an October 6th release via Ghostly International.