Diggin’ This: The Cinematic Orchestra ft Roots Manuva – “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life” (Ninja Tune)
One of my very favorite musical outfits, the Cinematic Orchestra make a welcome return in 2019 with “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life,” taken from their first album in 12 years (12 years!), To Believe.
Clocking in at 6min 54sec, the duo otherwise known as Jason Swinscoe and Dominic Smith have created a rich and opulent new single as expected, enlisting the vocal talents of “All Things to All Men” MC Roots Manuva and taking the listener on a gilded, meditative journey guided by orchestral strings (naturally), synth bleeps, uptempo drums, and pensive piano keys.
Track of the day.
The Cinematic Orchestra ft Roots Manuva – “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life”
To Believe is out March 15 on Ninja Tune. and features Moses Sumney, Tawiah, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and many more. Pre-order it here.
Hear more from the Cinematic Orchestra as previously featured on DanDigs.com here and listen back to their Ninja Tune labelmate Dorian Concept live in conversation on the #DanDigsShow here.