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06.06.2022, Words by Billy Ward

Pop trio Acali host an 80s-inspired desert disco in new visual for 'You Can't Plan No Shit'

The new track is a joyful, upbeat anthem splicing playful synths and guitar lines...

Originally formed in 2020, alt-pop trio Acali are officially up-and-running as they deliver their brand new debut single ‘You Can’t Plan No Shit’.

Named after a 1973 social experiment which tested the adversity of a group of strangers from different races, cultures and religions as they sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a raft, the Acali expedition came to be recognised as a beautiful demonstration of unity, kindness and the power of equality.

Inspired and connected by many of the same ideas that defined the expedition, Edd Gibson (Friendly Fires), Lea Lea (!!!) and Orlando Leopard (Arthur Beatrice) formed an eponymous trio to help challenge society’s expectations.

Reminiscent of 80s New York pop music like Talking Heads and Arthur Russell, the group’s new track is a joyful, upbeat anthem splicing playful synths and guitar lines. Speaking about the new music video, the trio comments: “Sometimes the fewer the plans, the better the party. We gathered our friends at a dusty trail on the outskirts of Lagos for a full beam tailgate rinse up. They didn’t know what to expect and neither did we. Join the desert disco then let’s get cool in the pool.”

With musical influences reaching as far as the crew on the Acali raft, ‘You Can’t Plan No Shit’ shows what the trio are all about and sets them up for a strong end to 2022.

Watch the music video for ‘You Can’t Plan No Shit’ below or listen with your preferred player here.

‘You Can’t Plan No Shit’ by Acali is out now on H.O.W. Records via DMY.

Submit music for release via DMY Artists.

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