Joakim has announced the release of his next album, dubbed ‘Samurai’, alongside the video for the first single, ‘Numb’.
The accompanying video for ‘Numb’ is a clever play on Youtube make-up videos (no, seriously), shot on an old-school camcorder the video also nods to the Japanese tradition of Kabuki make-up which inspired the cover artwork for ‘Samurai’.
Joakim’s forthcoming ‘Samurai’ is about the artist’s journey between NY, Tokyo and Paris. In writing, Joakim was inspired by a range of influences from the literary (Mishima’s ‘Hagakure: Samurai Ethics & Modern Japan’), to the sonic (home-made electronic and “new age”’ style music) and the circumstantial (Japan and New York).
Ed Banger protege Borussia is the first artist to remix ‘Numb’ which you can hear below, too.
‘Samurai’ will be out March 17 via Tigersushi/Because Music.