Shigeto’s new album, No Better Time Than Now, releases on August 20th on Ghostly International. To celebrate the upcoming album, Into The Woods presents a music video of Shigeto performing his single “Detroit Part 1” on a scenic drive.
Shigeto, a.k.a. Zach Saginaw, combines a range of musical influences —ambient, hip-hop, jazz—with personal ones in his music. Some of his earlier EPs connect to his past and took inspiration from his grandmother, a Japanese-American woman who spent time in internment camps in the US during World War II. No Better Time Than Now seems to be about the idea of living in the moment but is set to show a similar stylistic restlessness and promises to be nothing but personal. As Shigeto puts it, “2012 was a powerful year for me. I released my second LP; I played nearly 180 shows in 360 days; I made the move back home from Brooklyn, NY to Detroit, MI; a six-year relationship of mine came to an end and I made it 30 years on the planet.”
Not only is Ghostly International releasing No Better Time Than Now this August, they’re also bringing Shigeto, Beacon, and Heathered Pearls to Brighton Music Hall on August 29th. Grab your tickets soon as this is a show you don’t want to miss!