Tune-Yards Shares New Song, “Heart Attack” + Video

Tune-Yards has released a new song, “Heart Attack“, from forthcoming album I can feel you creep into my private life, out on January 19th via 4AD. On the heart-rending bridge, bandleader Merrill Garbus pleads, “I’m only human,” as her voice dissolves into the digital, endlessly danceable abyss.

The accompanying clip is directed by Mimi Cave who directed previous Tune-Yards videos “Bizness” and “My Country”. The video is choreographed by Megan Lawson (Madonna, Katy Perry) and features improvisation by the cast of dancers.

Watch/listen to “Heart Attack” below:

I can feel you creep into my private life is the fourth studio album from Tune-Yards, now a fully collaborative effort between Garbus and Nate Brenner who co-wrote and co-produced the album. Garbus’ lyrics explore her place in the world, ruminating on race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies. Tune-Yards worked with a mixer Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce (Solange, Skepta, Kendrick Lamar). Much of the album was recorded at John Vanderslice’s new studio, Tiny Telephone Oakland, in Oakland, CA and mastered in Harlem, NY by Dave Kutch (Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper).

Tune-Yards will tour the UK and Europe throughout March next year, with Garbus and Brenner joined by percussionist Hamir Atwal.


15 February – SACRAMENTO, CA, US Ace of Spades *
16 February – RENO, NV, US Cargo *
17 February – CHICO, CA, US, Senator Theater *
19 February – PHOENIX, AZ, US, The Van Buren *
20 February – SAN DIEGO, CA, US, Observatory North Park *
21 February – LOS ANGELES, CA, US, El Rey Theater *
22 February – LOS ANGELES, CA, US, El Rey Theater *
23 February – OAKLAND, CA, US, The Fox Theater *
25 February – PORTLAND, OR, US, Wonder Ballroom *
26 February – SEATTLE, WA, US, The Showbox *
27 February – VANCOUVER, BC, CA, The Commodore Ballroom *
2 March – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US, First Avenue *
3 March – CHICAGO, IL, US, Thalia Hall *
4 March – DETROIT, MI, US, Majestic Theater *
6 March – TORONTO, ON, CA, Danforth Music Hall ^
7 March – MONTREAL, QC, CA, Corona Theater ^
8 March – BOSTON, MA, US, Royal ^
9 March – NEW YORK, NY, US, Brooklyn Steel ^
13 March – GATESHEAD, GB, Sage Gateshead
14 March – EDINBURGH, GB, The Liquid Room
16 March – MANCHESTER, GB, Albert Hall
17 March – LEEDS, GB, Church Leeds
18 March – BRIGHTON, GB, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
20 March – LONDON, GB, The Roundhouse
22 March – BRUSSELS, BE, Botanique – Orangerie
23 March – PARIS, FR, La Maroquinerie
24 March – COLOGNE, DE, Gebæude 9
25 March – AMSTERDAM, NL, Melkweg
27 March – BERLIN, DE, Festsaal Kreuzberg
28 March – HAMBURG, DE, Uebel & Gefährlich
29 March – COPENHAGEN, DK, Pumpehuset
28 April – NORMAN, OK, Norman Music Festival (free entry)

* w/ Sudan Archives
^ w/ Xenia Rubinos

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

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