Apr 01, 2021
By Emma Goad
Sylvern Mathurin, also known as Poté, has announced his new album A Tenuous Tale of Her, which will be coming out on June 4 via Outlier. He has also shared a new song “Young Lies,” which features Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorillaz), with contributions by Gorillaz producer Remy Kabaka Jr. It was shared via a video to accompany the track. Check out the immersive and atmospheric track, video, and album track list below.
Poté talks about the unique direction of this album in a press release: “I wanted to write something that can live on stage without me being present. I think it’s just working with other people, and people who actually write songs, and not just producers—that really shaped my ear for melodies and writing.”
The music on A Tenuous Tale of Her follows his last record, Spiral, My Love released in 2018. The new album features collaborations with Kojey Radical, Chelou and Alxndr London. The new track features the rhythmic sounds of his Caribbean childhood accompanied by explorative and expressive songwriting that work together to produce the beginning of a multi-dimensional performance throughout the album.
Poté has been featured in Bonobo’s 2019 Fabric Presents mix, the 2019 Africa Express album EGOLI, and produced remixes for Little Dragon and Gorillaz.
A Tenuous Tale of Her Tracklist:
5. Valley II (feat. Pierre Kwenders)
6. Pretty Penny’s Interlude
7. Open Up
8. Young Lies (feat. Damon Albarn)
9. Good2u (feat. INFAMOUSIZAK)
10. Plastic Prayers