Mercury-nominated Northampton composer/producer Maps is set to release his fourth album ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ on the 10th May 2019 through Mute and today shares a new track from the album – ‘Just Reflecting’.
‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ is a career-defining, ambitious album that sees the bedroom producer step out of the bedroom with his most collaborative project to date, including work with classical ensemble The Echo Collective, percussionists and guest vocalists from across the world.
These stunning, immersive and impressionistic songs, scored and produced by Maps himself, are inspired by an orchestral approach and by the rolling Northamptonshire countryside beyond the window of his studio, which provides peace, isolation and inspiration.
“I wanted to push everything to the limit with this record, and explore new territory for Maps. The orchestral instrumentation and addition of other musicians and singers played a huge part in finding the purer and more human emotion I was searching for. I learnt the violin as I was growing up, so I’m glad it finally came in useful!” (Maps)
Check out the video for ‘Just Reflecting’ – BELOW:
Three years in the making, ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ is informed by the richness of life experience. It is an album he could only have made now and one that represents a creative reinvention for Maps.
3rd July 2019 sees the return of Maps to the live arena at The Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room in London, a rare opportunity to experience Maps’ new work performed live on a grand scale. Tickets available from https://goo.gl/vVHqrU
‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ is released May 10th 2019
- Both Sides
- Howl Around
- Just Reflecting
- She Sang To Me
- The Plans We Made
- New Star
- You Exist In Everything