Freak-folk artist Devendra Banhart is set to release his first studio album since 2009’s What Will We Be, with the new single ‘Für Hildegard von Bingen’ leading the way.

The title is in reference to 12th century composer and writer Hildegard von Bingen, and Banhart’s idea of her escaping her time and becoming an "MTV VJ".

New album Mala was inspired by Banhart’s Serbian fiancée Ana Kras, and was produced by Banhart’s new home label Nonesuch Records. Check out the full tracklist below and head over to Pitchfork to listen to the new single.

Mala Tracklist:

  • 01 Golden Girls
  • 02 Daniel
  • 03 Für Hildegard von Bingen
  • 04 Never Seen Such Good Things
  • 05 Mi Negrita
  • 06 Your Fine Petting Duck
  • 07 The Ballad of Keenan Milton
  • 08 A Gain
  • 09 Won't You Come Over?
  • 10 Cristobal
  • 11 Hatchet Wound
  • 12 Mala
  • 13 Won't You Come Home
  • 14 Taurobolium