Baby Dave – AKA Slaves’ Isaac Holman – has shared a new single, ’29’.
The track comes alongside news of a debut album, ‘Monkey Brain’, which is set for release on 22nd April.
“There really isn’t much of a story behind this tune, but that’s kind of the whole point,” Isaac explains of ’29’. It’s about an uneventful bus journey from Brighton to Tunbridge Wells with my mate Lucy. I had my laptop with me and I decided to challenge myself to make a tune on the journey. This is that tune, about that journey.”
The album ‘Monkey Brain’ came out of a particularly tough period of mental health. Living back with his parents and initially written from his childhood bedroom, it was created with the support and contributions of Damon Albarn.
“Monkey Brain is a collection of tunes written from shortly after a debilitating mental breakdown at the start of 2019, up until now,” Isaac explains. “Around half of the tunes on the record co-produced by Damon Albarn who also plays various instruments throughout. I don’t know where this project would be if it wasn’t for him and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him and observe his wizardry. It was a proper game-changer for me. Thank you for your patience, it shouldn’t have taken this long but ongoing issues with my mental health have made putting this record together incredibly challenging. Here we are though, we got there in the end. Can’t wait for you lot to hear it.”
You can check out new track ’29’ below.