Blonde Redhead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Kazu Makino, has shared a single from her first solo LP Adult Baby, which is slated for release on her new imprint of the same name later this year. It will be distributed by !K7. “Salty” pulses with intricate textured synth and is layered with dynamic vocal and percussive production, demonstrating and further reinforcing the artist’s status as an iconic innovator of dream and avant-pop. What’s more, the single, as well as the video, are evidence of KAZU’s gratifying experimentation – by no means straightforward, but both boundary-pushing and pleasurable to experience. “Salty” and all of Adult Baby is filled with contributions by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mauro Refosco (Atoms for Peace, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Byrne) and Ian Chang (Son Lux, Landlady).
Kazu splits her time between New York City and Italy’s Elba Island where “Salty” was filmed, directed by Paride Ambrogi Carefully framed shots display the elysian landscapes of the island as KAZU interacts with the varied topography of the Tuscan shoreline–her residence for the last few months, a location that helped coax Adult Baby into existence by offering respite from New York