Cate Le Bon delves into the meaning of home on compelling new video / single “Home to You”

Cate Le Bon
Photo by Ivana Kličković

Cate Le Bon has shared the second single from her upcoming fifth album Reward in the form of a video for the song—”Home to You”—directed by visual artists and filmmaker Phil Collins and co-produced with Kino Úsmev. Created in collaboration with the residents of Lunik IX neighborhood of Košice in Eastern Slovakia, the film casts an intimate light on the abstract idea of “home” through the lens of the Roma community, one that has been a target of persecution and neglect throughout Europe—forced into isolated and dilapidated slums because of it. The film overlayed with Le Bon’s soothing, swirling pop discord, doesn’t shy away from the oppressive nature of its socio-economic and political atmosphere that residents of Lunik IX live under—but it also doesn’t leave the human elements that keep it alive—the community that thrums and thrives despite their surroundings.

Watch Cate Le Bon’s video for “Home to You” below!

“In an age of discord, in which the politics of division and xenophobia—from Brexit to Trump—tears communities apart across nations and continents, it is crucial to stand in solidarity everywhere with those subjected to routine discrimination and denied a sense of belonging,” says Collins. “With its invocation of yearning, absence and loss, Cate’s hypnotic canon expresses this conviction with the lithe, acute awareness found in the best of critical pop, and speaks to its moment just like ‘Ghost Town’ or ‘Private Armies’ spoke to theirs.”

Cate Le Bon’s new album Reward is out May 24 via Mexican Summer, pre-order it here. She will be going on tour this May with a Los Angeles stop at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on July 6. The show is free!

Visit Care Le Bon’s website and Facebook to stay updated on new music and tour announcements.

Cate Le Bon tour:
Sat. May 18 – Wrexham, UK @ Focus Wales Festival
Fri. May 24 – Rouen, FR @ Rush Festival
Sat. May 25 – Toulouse, FR @ Discipline Festival
Sun. May 26 – Madrid, ES @ Independance Club
Mon. May 27 – Donostia, ES @ Dabadaba
Tue. May 28 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
Wed. May 29 – Bordeaux, FR @ iBoat
Fri. May 31 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
Sat. June 1 – Neustrelitz, DE @ Immergut Festival
Sun. June 2 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain
Mon. June 3 – Copenhagen, DK @ Den Grå Hal (w/ Deerhunter)
Tue. June 4 – Aarhus, DK @ Tape
Thu. June 6 – Cologne, DE @ Bumann & SOHN
Fri. June 7 – Brussels, BE @ Les Ateliers Claus
Sat. June 8 – Paris, FR @ Villette Sonique
Mon. June 10 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Sat. June 22 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
Tue. June 25 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
Wed. June 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Thu. June 27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Fri. June 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. June 29 – North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
Sun. June 30 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Lounge
Fri. July 5 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Sat. July 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Getty Center
Sun. July 7 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
Tue. July 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Fri. July 12 – Seattle, WA @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sat. July 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Cafe
Thu. July 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (w/ Parquet Courts)
Fri. July 19 – Chicago, IL – Constellation
Sat. July 20 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
Thu. July 25 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage *
Fri. Aug. 23 – Bethesda, UK @ Neuadd Ogwen
Sat. Aug. 24 – West Lothian, UK @ Jupiter Rising Festival
Sun. Aug. 25 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Tue. Aug. 27 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Wed. Aug. 28 – Leeds, UK @ Riley Smith Theatre
Thu. Aug. 29 – Cardiff, UK @ Portland House
Sun. Sept. 1 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival

*w/ Kurt Vile & Dinosaur Jr

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