Cold Specks announces Fool’s Paradise for 9/22 release

by Woody on August 8, 2017


photo credit: Neva Wireko

Cold Specks, aka Sadan Hussein, is back with her 3rd effort – Fool’s Paradise. I’ve had a soft side for her music since catching a set down at SXSW a few years back. Here’s some more info on the album that will see the light of day on 9/22 via Arts & Crafts.

Intimately exploring her identity as a Somali-Canadian woman, Fool’s Paradise is Hussein’s most personal work yet. The album encapsulates the naturalness of existing during difficult times. Hussein recently learned about her family’s former life in Somalia – including her father’s musical legacy. During her 2015 Neuroplasticity tour in Australia, Ladan discovered that her father helped form a famous band in the 1970s called Iftin. During the writing process, she dug deep into grainy VHS recordings found online of Iftin, and of many other Somali musicians, songs and videos that had survived war. “My parents never talked much about life in Mogadishu growing up” Hussein explains, “the war split up my family, scattered them around the world, left many missing, and those that made it were forever changed.” Saling her way to shore after grueling trial, error, and musical acclaim – Fool’s Paradise is the sound of finding home, identity, and self-love.

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