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Legendary singer / songwriter / musician / poet, Patti Smith presents her eleventh studio album, 'Banga', featuring lead single "April Fool".
'Banga' was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, with production by Patti Smith and her band. Guests include Tom Verlaine, Jack Petruzzelli, Smith's son Jackson and daughter Jesse Paris.
This highly-anticipated album marks Smith's first collection of original material since 2004, when she released the critically-acclaimed 'Trampin''.
Inspired by Smith's unique dreams and observations, 'Banga's poetic lyrics are a reflection of our complex world - a world that is rife with chaos and beauty. Praised for her storytelling abilities, Smith has crafted an album that captures a wide range of human experience.
There is an exploratory spirit in the songs that make up 'Banga', including a melodic overture imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497 ("Amerigo"), a rock song for the people of Japan in the wake of last years earthquake ("Fuji-san"), a classic ballad in memory of Amy Winehouse ("This Is The Girl"), an improvised meditation on art and nature ("Constantine's Dream") as well as a birthday song written for her friend Johnny Depp ("Nine").
Listeners of all generations will surely relate to the hope, humor, and humanity within Patti Smith's adventurous 'Banga' album.
3. April Fool
4. This is the Girl
11. Constantine's Dream
12. After the Gold Rush