Cold Specks reveals new single and announces UK tour in the Autumn

Cold Specks reveals new single and announces UK tour in the Autumn

Ladan Hussein, known on stage as Cold Specks, has shared ‘Wild Card’, a track taken from her forthcoming record due later this year.

The new single by the Somali-Canadian songwriter was shaped by selflessness and the strength of refugee women: “The sparse arrangement was written before the vocals and melodies,” says Hussein. “Those things came after I had visited my mother and noticed her frantically phoning people up. There was a man in my family’s store, a new refugee, who had travelled from Somalia to Canada. By water and by foot he had travelled halfway around the world to establish a better life for himself and his family who were still at home. My mother had never met him before. He was a complete stranger from a familiar place. She took him to a local restaurant, fed him and found him somewhere to stay. I was astonished by her selflessness and kept humming ‘I’ll be there for you. Don’t know why’.”

COLD SPECKS LIVE 


30 September 17 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK
01 October 17 – Lending Room – Leeds, UK
02 October 17 – King Tut’s – Glasgow, UK
03 October 17 – Night & Day – Manchester, UK
04 October 17 – Cube – Bristol, UK
105 October 17 – Omeara – London, UK

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