What happens when a sinking feeling is no longer just a feeling? Merrill Garbus confronts the horror head-on with her latest album as Tune-Yards.

These songs are defiant anthems about race, gender, politics, the environment: percussive and powerful, right to the end. Final track Free is driven by a barely contained bassline, blown out and booming beneath Merrill’s vocals. You can hear the sheer force of early hip hop and electro in the beats, as well as the playful invention that has always defined Tune-Yards’ music. I can feel you creep into my private life is urgent, upbeat, and essential listening.

I can feel you creep into my private life is out January 19 via 4AD/Remote Control.

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