M83 ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM JUNK OUT APRIL 8 ON MUTE3.1.16
M83 ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM JUNK OUT APRIL 8 ON MUTE
M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, announces the highly anticipated details of his forthcoming full-length album, JUNK, out April 8 on Mute. Following Grammy nominated album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, featuring Platinum single, “Midnight City,” and two triumphant years of world touring, Gonzalez – who serves as M83’s musical architect, songwriter, front man and primary vocalist – returns with an artistic evolution, explaining, “I want to show different sides of me on this album. I want to come back with something more intimate, yet somehow with…less me!”
Feeling a renewed kinship with Gonzalez’s early musical inspirations like Tangerine Dream, Aphex Twin, and genre-expanding visionaries like Brian Wilson and Kevin Shields, Gonzalez both returns to his roots with this album, yet makes a logical leap forward. And while M83 albums have always combined genres in a nostalgic and provocative way – from shoegaze and ambient to synth-pop and ’90s alt-rock – for JUNK, Gonzalez experiments adventurously with sounds and styles he’s never previously attempted in his music. “All my albums have layers of eclecticism to them, but with this album I wanted to take that even further,” he says.
Listen to album opener, “Do It, Try It,” which features a fractured yet catchy mélange of old school house music, pianos, synthesized vocals, prog excess and pop art bubblegum hooks HERE:
On the album title “JUNK,” Gonzalez divulges, “Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyway, and I find it really fascinating and scary at the same time – beautiful too in a way. I have this image of pieces of humanity floating in space, lost forever. It also means that nowadays everything goes so fast and everybody is kind of throwing away art in a certain manner.
People will listen to an album for instance and just pick a track they like to put on a playlist. They’re not going to take the time to listen to an album anymore because they have to jump on the next thing.”