South Sudanese-born, Melbourne-based musician Gordon Koang has shared a new single, entitled ‘Tiel e Nei Nywal Ke Ran (We Don’t Have A Problem With Anyone)’.
It’s the primary single from Koang’s forthcoming 11th studio album, ‘Unity’, set to reach on August 14. A joyous video for the new monitor, directed by frequent Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever collaborator Nick McKinlay, sees Koang and bandmate Paul Biel carry out the monitor round an outdated motel in Frankston. Watch it beneath:
‘Unity’ will mark the primary album launched by Koang since he relocated to Australia from his native South Sudan. The blind Nuer musician grew up there and reached unimaginable viral recognition throughout the nation together with his music, and was known as the ‘Michael Jackson of South Sudan’. He was pressured to completely transfer to Australia following the outbreak of civil warfare in Sudan in 2013.
The new album was recorded in 2019 and completed weeks earlier than Koang acquired everlasting residency in Australia, after spending six years within the nation as an asylum seeker.
In a press assertion, the singer-songwriter mentioned the new songs have been “meaningful”.
“If you have a problem, like all crises in the world, these songs can comfort you and you will be calm. If you think differently, they can change your mind. If you think differently, you will understand the meaning of the songs and be happy,” Koang mentioned.
“These are the main words for people to understand. I am a blind person, my mind is talking from peace, love and unity. My mind is talking peace, my mind is talking love, and also peace among all communities. I ask people to love themselves. People come from one mother, one father. I think people in the world can come under one umbrella. That one umbrella is love.”
Pre-orders for ‘Unity’ are open on Bandcamp right here.