We introduced different times Throwing Shade, the project of London-based producer and singer Nabihah Iqbal. Now she announced the release of her debut album with his own name. Weighing of the Heart is out on December 1st via Ninja Tune. “Something More” is the first excerpt. Listen below.
Channeling influences from the likes of CAN and Bauhaus, she melds moody, propulsive basslines with shimmering synth atmospheres. The title alludes to an Ancient Egyptian myth about judgement and the afterlife, the concept of which underlies various ideas that are explored throughout the album.
Recorded in her studio space (hired with support from the PRS Foundation), it’s the product of self-directed, freely-evolving recording sessions; with a more confident, inclusive approach to her influences. The album was mixed by Studio 13’s Stephen Sedgwick, who works closely with Damon Albarn and who mixed the most recent Gorillaz album “Humanz”.