Mabe Fratti Shares “Nadie Sabe” From New LP Out This Friday

Experimental artist and composer Mabe Fratti today shared her new single “Nadie Sabe,” her new album’s transportive opening track and the final single ahead of Friday’s release of Será que ahora podremos entendernos? via Unheard of Hope. The track arrives on the heels of Fratti selling out her first album release show at London’s Cafe Oto in October months in advance, earning a rave review in the latest issue of The Wire, and also a playlist pick via Pitchfork’s Selects series. The accompanying video, directed by Adriana Lara, was inspired by Trisha Brown’s 1971 dance performance Roof Piece on New York City rooftops and highlights Fratti’s mesmerizing, highly textured musical world with footage of Mexico City’s urban landscape. “This is the first song that I did for Será que ahora podremos entendernos? and it inspired the rest of the album’s creation,” Fratti explains. “There’s a lot of interference of bird sounds from La Orduña, something that I appreciated a lot. Even though the song sounds uplifting, the lyrics are about an attempt to find things to hold on to in the present when you fear something in the future.”

“Portraying a sunset threatened by rain, ‘Nadie Sabe’ is a video recorded in less than an hour,” director Lara explains. “Inspired by the urban views of Roof Piece and the long periods of time in which the dancer is seen making body movements on the rooftops of Manhattan in the 70’s, Mabe Fratti establishes a dialogue with the sky and nature from the roof of a building in the center of Mexico City.” “En Medio” follows the album’s two pre-release singles “En Medio” and “Hacia el Vacío” featuring Claire Rousay, which earned early praise and support from NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, XLR8R, BBC 6Music, and more.