Ibibio Sound Machine is a London-based collective that takes cues from their native African rhythms as well as disco, following in the footsteps of giants like CHIC but pushing the sound into more modern territories. They have announced that they'll be releasing their second album Doko Mien through Merge on March 22nd.

To celebrate the announcement, they have also shared the title track, 'Doko Mien (Tell Me)', a song that truly captures frontwoman Eno Williams' desire to explore the psychology of language and music; “Music is a universal language, but spoken language can help you think about what makes you emotional, what makes you feel certain feelings, what you want to see in the world,” she says.

The desire of 'Doko Mien' is clear, as she continually asks "tell me what you want me to do," before switching to the delightful Ibibio language. The insistence of her cries are made irresistible in conjunction with the babbling beats, bass grooves, and underpinning of African guitar and percussion. This is all rammed home by the injections of brass, that take the track to ecstatic levels, giving Williams' expulsions perfect sense, even if you don't understand it literally. Check out 'Doko Mien (Tell Me)' below.

Ibibio Sound Machine's Doko Mien comes out through Merge on March 22nd. They've got dates in Europe and North America announced from March to May:

Mar 5th | Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Mar 9th | Bristol, UK – Colston Hall
Mar 13th | London, UK – 100 Club [SOLD OUT]
Mar 14th | London, UK – 100 Club
Mar 15th | Manchester, UK – YES
Mar 16th | Manchester, UK – YES
Mar 18th | Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Mar 20th | New York, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
Mar 22nd | Montreal, QC – L'Astral
Mar 23rd | Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Mar 25th | Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Mar 27th | Oakland, CA - New Parish
Mar 28th | Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
May 4th | Leeds, UK – Live at Leeds
May 5th | Leicester, UK – Handmade Festival
May 24th | London, UK - All Points East Festival