Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino annouces debut solo LP Adult Baby, shares video for first single

Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino annouces debut solo LP Adult Baby, shares video for first single
"Salty" single artwork (Photo: Eva Michon, Design and typography: Gelman)

One third of the beloved alt-rock stalwarts Blonde Redhead, singer and multi-instrumentalist Kazu Makino, has announced her very first solo album. The LP, titled Adult Baby and released as KAZU, will be out later this year.

Makino has also just shared a video for the first single off the album, “Salty.” It was directed by Paride Ambrogi and filmed on Italy’s Elba Island, where the artist has resided over the last several months. The Tuscan coastline has been an important source of inspiration for Makino, who found herself isolated enough to “put part of her personal history behind her, in search of a new perspective that would allow her to rediscover herself.” Not surprisingly, the wistful, aquatic techno-pop of “Salty” sounds a far cry from anything Blonde Redhead’s gotten us used to.

Adult Baby will be released via Makino’s own imprint of the same name, and distributed by !K7. The LP’s is going to boast contributions from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mauro Refosco (Atoms for Peace, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Byrne), and Ian Chang (Son Lux, Landlady). No pre-orders, tracklistings, or album artwork are available yet, but you can watch (and listen to!) “Salty” below. Take it or leave it, adult-babies!

Most Read