Sinkane – “U’Huh” Video

Sinkane is the project of Ahmed Gallab, a multi-instrumentalist and curator of ridiculously catchy songs, with a little help from his friends. Today the band has announced Life & Livin’ It, a new LP due out in February, and released a video for lead single “U’Huh,” which celebrates positivity in a world filled with countless terrible things. The Nick Bentgen-directed video juxtaposes images of the oppressive police forces of the Civil Rights Movement with care-free merriment as Gallab reminds us that “We’re all gonna be alright.” Here’s what Gallab had to say about it:

“Kulu shi tamaam” is an Arabic phrase meaning “Everything is great!” Times are tough. Struggles have always existed in our lives. But hope, love and the power of positivity help us stay alive. It is what inspires me to wake up in the morning, make music, and, ultimately, connect with people.

Check it out below via NPR.

Life & Livin’ It tracklist:

01 “Deadweight”
02 “U’Huh”
03 “Favorite Song”
04 “Fire”
05 “Telephone”
06 “Passenger”
07 “Theme from Life & Livin’ It”
08 “Won’t Follow”
09 “The Way”

Tour dates:

02/15 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
02/16 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
02/17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/18 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
02/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
02/21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
02/22 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
02/23 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
02/24 Dearborn, MI @ Arab American National Museum
02/28 Seattle, WA @ The Tractor
03/01 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03/03 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03/04 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
03/05 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
03/10-13 Adelaide, AU @ Botanic Park for WOMADelaide
03/17-19 New Plymouth, NZ @ WOMAD NZ
03/29 London, UK @ The Dome
03/30 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
04/01 Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
04/02 Berlin, DE @ Volksbuhne Theatre
04/03 Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
04/04 Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
04/05 Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele
04/06 Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
04/07 Milan, IT @ Biko Club
04/08 Roma, IT @ Auditorium Parco della Musica

Life & Livin’ It is out 2/10 on City Slang. Pre-order it here.

Sinkane
CREDIT: Adam Tetzloff