"One of those rare master-of-everything type artists, London musician, broadcaster, and curator Nabihah Iqbal returns with a brand new album on Ninja Tune. Inspired by a series of sad and traumatic moments in her life, melancholic delight Dreamer is a beautifully mixed bag of sounds"- Flying Out
Nabihah Iqbal returns with DREAMER, her long-awaited new album out 28th April 2023 on Ninja Tune. Five years on since the London-born artist, curator, broadcaster and lecturer's debut Weighing Of The Heart was released and two years in the making, DREAMER is Nabihah’s rawest and most reflective work to date.
It arrives at a pivotal time for Nabihah who has made her prolific work rate look effortless with a resume as varied as her music having recently collaborated with artist Zhang Ding, been commissioned to compose music for the Turner Prize, collaborated with Wolfgang Tillmans as part of his Tate Modern exhibition and was recently involved in a group performance at the Barbican as part of its major Basquiat retrospective. She has also contributed to Serpentine's recent book '140 Artists' ideas for Planet Earth' and has given guest lectures at the Royal College of Art. In 2022 Nabihah was announced as a guest director for England’s largest multi-arts festival, Brighton Festival, in 2023, her “biggest, most challenging and exciting curatorial position” to date.
DREAMER see’s Nabihah reflect on her experiences during the early months of 2020, when her studio was burgled. All her work was lost, including her long-awaited album. Already suffering from a broken hand and a severe case of burnout, she felt helpless. While the forensic police looked for fingerprints in her studio, she received a call. It was her grandmother; her grandfather had suffered a brain haemorrhage. Nabihah got on a plane to Karachi, Pakistan the next day.
- In Light
- This World Couldn't See Us
- Lilac Twilight
- Gentle Heart
- Sky River
- Sweet Emotion (lost in devotion)
- A Tender Victory
- Closer Lover