Queue this one up in your automotive audio system and put together to be taken on a journey.
Out April twenty ninth by way of Atlantic Data, Whethan‘s MIDNIGHT album is a shocking sophomore exhibiting, proving in solely 9 tracks and 27 minutes that its critically acclaimed predecessor, FANTASY, was solely the tip of his ever-enlarging iceberg of creativeness.
“[It’s] going to be a completely totally different aspect of me you haven’t heard earlier than,” Whethan had promised in January.
Simply hit play on its booming opening monitor, “LOCK IT UP” (with Yeat, midwxst and Matt Ox) and you may instantly discover the expansion. Quirky, dance pop-minded sound design has been traded out with swells of rap (“OUT THE WINDOW” with Overpade), hyperpop (“MENTAL” with Slump6s and glaive) and bed room pop (“HOW I FELT” with Reo Cragun).
Nostalgic indie options had been exchanged for assists by the brand new wave’s brightest prospects. It is altogether house to a posh back-and-forth, outlined by songs that every really feel like their very own unbiased ideas. And triumph rings in each beat.
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“THINK YOU RIGHT” (with ericdoa and glaive) channels the angsty, moody textures of early 2000s pop punk. “HOW I FELT” conjures a euphoric soulfulness, however in a key that hints at melancholy and longing. Then there’s the pure enjoyable of the album’s titular monitor (with Magsy) and “COMPLICATED” (with aldn and 8485), that are lower from the identical carefree material as FANTASY.
The tessellation of MIDNIGHT might simply have confirmed a bit too chaotic to your common producer to wrangle. However for the critically minded Whethan, that is his bread and butter.
“This track marks the beginning of a model new period, the way forward for music,” Whethan wrote of “THINK YOU RIGHT” final 12 months. “Cannot wait so that you can expertise it.”
Stream MIDNIGHT right here: