Shigeto Announces Detroit & Community Influenced Solo Album ‘The New Monday’
What first serves as Zachary Saginaw’s middle name and grandfather’s name is also a tribute to the Japanese branch of his family tree. Shigeto —or “to grow bigger”—is a name appropriately bestowed on Detroit’s multi-instrumentalist, as today Shitego stands as a sonically expansive fusion. Bridging the gap between his past and present influences, brought up on a hefty diet of Michigan Motown, his father’s jazz records, and an inherently keen sense of compositional focus—it’s safe to say Shigeto was never musically-malnourished.
Building up an impressive body of work over the last few years after becoming an artist on Ghostly— Zach’s current discography is expansive— spanning several EPs and remixes for acts like Tycho, Charles Trees, A Setting Sun, Shlohmo, and more. His new record announcement for The New Monday marks his first release since No Better Time Than Now’s four years ago.
Cool shades of ambient music juxtaposed to details of Shigeto’s Detroit community grace the new teaser for the record, with the same compositional focus he’s become widely known for. Drawing on the landscape of Detroit and its rich musical history should most definitely spur a collection of tunes with a painterly-like attention to detail.
The New Monday is out Oct. 6 via Ghostly International.
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