Canadian jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD are setting themselves in motion with their latest single “Beside April” ahead of their upcoming album, Talk Memory.

The new song is accompanied by a music video directed by photographer Camille Summers-Valli.

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The visual follows an emotional sequence of people from various backgrounds moving forward and towards an unspecified place (and/or person), through an assortment of transportation methods.

The music video draws influence from photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s “The Horse in Motion” series of cabinet cards, the prototype for motion photography. 

“Beside April” begins with a delicate set of orchestral strings before progressing into bursts of mesmerizing jazz filled by a blend of drums, horns and guitars.

Talk Memory is the band’s fifth studio album and features musicians such as Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai, American multi-instrumentalists Laraaji, Karriem Riggins and more.

In a press release for the latest single, the band detail the process of the forthcoming album and their vision behind its improvised sound.

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“It took a year or two of just living life to get to the place where the creative process was exciting again, and once we actually went into the studio, it was the most concise studio performances we’ve ever had,” BBNG say. “We hope that the improvised studio performances bring the listener closer to our live experience.”

Fans can experience this spontaneity live as BADBADNOTGOOD announced 2021-2022 tour dates in North America, Canada and Europe.

BADBADNOTGOOD begin their tour in Calgary, Alberta, at The Palace Theatre Dec. 8. Tickets for the 2021 and 2022 run go on sale Sept. 17.

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In addition to the tour announcement, BBNG uploaded the sheet music for “Beside April” and  “Signal From The Noise,” the first single from the upcoming album, as well as plans to release the second issue of The Memory Catalogue Sept. 10. 

Talk Memory drops Oct. 8 via XL Recordings and is currently available for preorder

You can listen to BADBADNOTGOOD’s latest single as well as see where the band will jam below.

Talk Memory tracklist:

1. “Signal From The Noise”
2. “Unfolding (Momentum 73)” (feat. Laraajii)
3. “City Of Mirrors” (feat. Arthur Verocai)
4. “Beside April” (feat. Karriem Riggins, Arthur Verocai)
5. “Love Proceeding” (feat. Arthur Verocai)
6. “Open Channels” (physical only)
7. “Timid, Intimidating”
8. “Beside April Reprise” (feat. Arthur Verocai)
9. “Talk Meaning” (feat. Arthur Verocai, Terrace Martin and Brandee Younger)


12/08/21 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
12/09/21 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway
12/10/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
12/12/21 – Victoria, BC @ Capitol Ballroom
12/13/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/17/21 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
12/18/21 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
12/19/21 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell
12/22/21 – Toronto, ON @ History

03/07/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
03/08/22 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
03/10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/11/22 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
03/12/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
03/14/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale
03/16/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
03/18/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/19/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/22/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
03/24/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
03/25/22 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
03/26/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

11/18/22 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
11/19/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
11/21/22 – Oslo, NO @ Vulkan
11/22/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
11/24/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
11/25/22 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
11/28/22 – Vienna, AT @ Ottakringer Brauerei
11/29/22 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
11/30/22 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra
12/02/22 – Utrecht, NL @ Ronda
12/03/22 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
12/04/22 – Cologne, DE @ CarlswerkVictoria
12/06/22 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
12/07/22 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
12/09/22 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
12/10/22 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
12/11/22 – Bristol, UK @ Academy 1
12/13/22 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU