Balam Acab Reveals ‘Wander / Wonder’ Details

    The debut of R&B-lover Alec Koone, aka Balam Acab, quickly shot up our most anticipated albums list with the release of a pair of singles, “Oh, Why” and “Apart,” over the past two months. The album itself, Wander / Wonder, is set to drop in the first week of September on Tri Angle Records, which released Koone’s first effort, the See Birds EP, last year. The 20-year-old Pennsylvania resident wrote and produced the entirety of Wander / Wonder and mixed it with some help from Sam Haar, of Blondes.


    Koone issued the following statement on the album:

    “It’s an open ended album, and I think individuals should make their own meaning of it so that it is something actually real to them. It’s not classical music, but in the tradition of a classical work like a Bach Cello Suite, I see it as more of a whole musical piece with themes/motifs/ideas reoccurring throughout, connecting the tracks together as opposed to simply being a collection of songs that sit next to each other in isolation. It’s also an album that should be listened to loudly.”

    Wander / Wonder drops Sept. 6 on Tri Angle. You can view the track listing and listen to “Apart” below.


    01 Welcome
    02 Apart
    03 Motion
    04 Expect
    05 Now Time
    06 Oh, Why
    07 Await
    08 Fragile Hope


    BALAM ACAB – Apart by TriAngleRecords