Hudson Mohawke shares new song ‘Very First Breath’ – listen

The producer's new album 'Lantern' is out in June

Hudson Mohawke has shared a brand new song, ‘Very First Breath’.

Click below to listen to the track, which features Irfane, and is on his new album ‘Lantern’, due for release on June 15. The album is the producer’s first full length release in six years follows the 2009 release of ‘Butter’. ‘Lantern’ also 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.

Lantern tracklisting:

‘Very First Breath’ (featuring Irfane)
‘Warriors’ (featuring Ruckazoid & Devaeux)
‘Scud Books’
‘Indian Steps’ (featuring Antony)
‘Lil Djembe’
‘Deepspace’ (featuring Miguel)
‘Resistance’ (featuring Jhené Aiko)
‘Portrait Of Luci’
‘Brand New World’

Mohawke’s last 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 – had previously revealed that he was been working on new music with both Antony Hegarty and Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis.

“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.