Joan As Police Woman shares Tony Allen and Dave Okumu collaboration ‘Geometry of You’

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Retrieved from the upcoming album ‘The Solution Is Restless’

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Joan Wasser – aka Joan the Police Lady – has shared a new collaborative single she wrote and recorded with The Invisible’s Dave Okumu and legendary drummer Tony Allen shortly before her death in April of last year.

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‘Geometry of You’ is the second song to be picked up from the trio’s upcoming collaborative record ‘The Solution Is Restless’, due out November 5 via PIAS.

“‘Geometry of You’ is a song about the intersection of math and sexuality. It’s what Tony Allen did every time he sat down to play,” Wasser explained in an accompanying statement.


“It is about the quantum aspects of life – there is no one way to do anything – contradictions are everywhere. Finding resilience in life is the way I connect with the most joy.”

‘Geometry of You’ comes with a trippy animated video directed by Devin Flynn. Watch it below:

Vassar announced “The Solution Is Restless” with the lead single “Take Me to Your Leader” in July.

At the time, the singer-songwriter explained that the project was born out of a one-night improvisation session in a Paris studio, in which those recordings laid the foundation for Vasser to work on the album during the lockdown.

Wasser was initially introduced to Allen in 2019 through longtime friend Damon Albarn – who contributed to “The Solution Is Restless” on the song “Get My Bearings”.


Vassar and Allen performed a Nina Simone song live before being held in the studio months later. Vassar contributed to Albarn’s Project Gorillaz for the deluxe edition of his 2020 album, ‘Song Machine, Season One: Strange Times’.

In May, a full-length posthumous album by Tony Allen was released by Blue Note, titled ‘The Is No End’. The album includes contributions from Albarn, Skepta, Danny Brown and Sampa the Great.

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