Black Midi have dropped a new single, “Chondromalacia Patella,” alongside a disorienting video.
The track is an energetic cut full of the British band’s signature tempo shifts and abstract grooves. Meanwhile, vocalist Geordie Greep delivers abstract lines about a metaphoric injury: “Air passing through a new hole on the white rocks of the pink mould,” he sings.
The song’s video, directed by Vilhjálmur Yngvi Hjálmarsson, consists of manipulated footage alternating between scenes of railways, forested roads, 3D-rendered cityscapes and the band rehearsing.
The single will be part of the London experimentalists’ second album, Cavalcade, which is slated for release on May 28. The record is their follow-up to 2019’s Mercury Prize-nominated Schlagenheim.
The new album will not feature founding member and guitarist Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin, who took a break from the band due to mental health issues, and did not participate in the recording process.
Watch the video here: