‘Closer’, is Claptone’s third album, co-produced by Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna), a body of brand-new and innovative work showcasing the next chapter in the masked man's exploration of House with a pop music flavour.
He now releases the lead single from the album ‘Just A Ghost’ feat the iconic Seal set for release on Sept 3rd via Different Recordings / [PIAS].
Claptone continues his mission to embrace and share his musical vision with a plethora of rising and iconic musical talents. He now works alongside one of the most successful and instantly recognisable singer/songwriters of our generation.
"The deep sensuality in Seal's voice has always kept me under its spell, and of course the mystique around his persona. No doubt the stars aligned when Seal and I were working on 'Just A Ghost’ - his first original material in 6 years. By introducing him to the deep, emotive and powerful sound of Claptone my aim was to lead him back to his very own roots, to an electronic club infused but soulful sound. And I needed to do that without sacrificing the strong musical identity he built for himself over the past decades”. Claptone
‘Just a Ghost’ is a fluid and dreamy production layered with the classic, instantly identifiable velvet vocal which hooks you in and has you sing along before you know it. Building to a crescendo but maintaining the emotion throughout, ‘Just A Ghost’ is a big song fitting perfectly for late summer festivals and your favourite playlist at the same time.
Seal needs little introduction, he is the internationally respected singer-songwriter and record producer, best known for his songs ‘Killer’, ‘Crazy’ and ‘Kiss From A Rose’ which featured on the blockbuster movie ‘Batman Returns’. Having won multiple awards, including three Brits, four Grammy’s, two Ivor Novello‘s and an MTV Video Music Award he is one of the leading artists of our time.
“Even though I know you are a little curious about how Seal is in the studio‚ as a person and how I look without a mask and what slippers we have been wearing in our spare time during sessions. There’s not gonna be any gossip from either of us. NDAs have been signed. I speak no more. Just listen to the single, let the music speak.” Claptone
‘Just A Ghost’ is released alongside an official music video directed by Alexander Brown, inspired by the mythical world that surrounds Claptone, dark in essence and feel. Watch the video BELOW:
The announcement of ‘Just A Ghost’ follows the release of album singles ‘Zero’, ‘My Night’ feat. APRE and ‘Wake Up’ feat James Vincent McMorrow which were all unveiled earlier this year
Away from the studio, Claptone continues to build upon his already momentous global appeal, performing over 50+ livestreamed sets across 2020/21, with a staggering total of 63 million combined views on YouTube. There are also plans to return to the most famous club in the world, Pacha Ibiza, with his now internationally respected and much-loved event series, The Masquerade.
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