Hudson Mohawke has announced details of new album ‘Lantern’, due for release in June.
The album is the producer’s first full length release in six years and follows the 2009 release of ‘Butter’. ‘Lantern’ features collaborations with vocalists including Antony Hegarty, Miguel and Jhené Aiko.
Speaking about the album, Hudson Mohawke says: “This album is everything I’ve been working towards. I wanted to make a classic – at least for me and my friends. I never wanted to be any genre. I wanted to be my own thing. Everything.”
A trailer for the album, featuring a Ronald McDonald-like figure being chased through a deserted street, can be seen below.
‘Very First Breath’ (featuring Irfane)
‘Warriors’ (featuring Ruckazoid & Devaeux)
‘Indian Steps’ (featuring Antony)
‘Deepspace’ (featuring Miguel)
‘Resistance’ (featuring Jhené Aiko)
‘Portrait Of Luci’
‘Brand New World’
Mohawke’s most recent original material release was the ‘Chimes’ EP, which came out last September. The record featured the tracks ‘Brainwave’ and ‘King Kong Beaver’, which could also be heard on Apple TV adverts.
Mohawke – real name Ross Birchard – has previously revealed that he has been working on new music with both Antony Hegarty and Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis, though collaboration releases with both artists have still to surface.
“The album I’m producing for Anthony is really cool as fuck,” he told NME in September. “It’s really political, very angry, taking on the NSA.” Mohawke was less open about his project with Philippakis however, stating simply that is is “coming along. I think it’ll be pretty special.”
Hudson Mohawke will appear at a number of festivals across the UK and Europe this summer including appearances at Field Day, Parklife, Longitude and Reading & Leeds.