Shaun Ryder – he of Happy Mondays and Black Grape infamy – is back with a wild new solo single, entitled Mumbo Jumbo.
It’s certainly not what you’d expect from the king of mumbled baggy, at least not musically, however his ability to concoct alluring yet confounding lyrics is pleasingly alive and well. It’s also a deceptively catchy little thing.
The song is the first taste of Ryder’s upcoming solo album – his first in 18 years – which will go by the name of Visits from Future Technology. It’s slated for release on August 20.
OK then, it’s Mumbo Jumbo time: