BISHI has been busy, not only with the release of her new single, Language Is An Ocean, but has also been working towards the release of her album in October, Let My Country Awake. With this in mind, The Fountain caught up with her to discuss the new music and her many gigs forthcoming.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Language Is An Ocean?

It’s been overwhelmingly positive, with support from Gemma Cairney and Amy Lamé on BBC 6 Music.

TF: How would you sum up the single in one sentence?

A song about code switching and how language evolves through generations, containing samples from an interview I conducted with Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

Releasing my third studio album Let My Country Awake, on October 15th, premiering a new piece for Coventry City of Culture, premiering a choral piece for Spitalfields music and opening for Garbage at Bournemouth NEC amongst other things.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

Some memorable venues I have performed in the past have included KOKO London, Roter Salon in Berlin and El Rey theatre in LA. I’m looking forward to launching the album at Purcell Room, Southbank on October 13th 2021. Join me!