London producer/artist Conor Albert has announced a new mini-album, ‘Collage 2’.
Set to arrive on Young Poet (UK & ROW) and Ninja Tune (North America), it features collaborations with New York singer/producer Mac Ayers, UK risers James Smith and Maya Delilah, longtime friend and collaborator Carmody, and London newcomers ELSAS and Lily Agnès.
The news comes alongside a new single, ‘Sunflower’, featuring Max Pope.
Conor explains: “Last year my label was asking me to start doing live streams on Twitch, which is something I’d always wanted to do. The way I learned production myself was from watching other Twitch streamers, so I figured this would be a great way to share my process. Sunflower is the product of the first ever livestream I did, where I put on a 1 hour timer and made a song from scratch with Max. Because the song was made under a time pressure, everything was completely spur of the moment and instinctive, which is often the best way to write music in my experience! After that initial Twitch stream we had one more session on it to tweak a few little things but the vast majority of it was done in that one hour. I’m planning on posting the full stream to YouTube so people can watch the whole process, so stay tuned for that!”
Max adds: “It was so great working with Conor – the dude plays so many instruments so I was really able to focus on singing and putting melodies together. It all came together really naturally and in such a short space of time.”
‘Collage 2’ follows up on 2020’s debut EP ‘College 1’. Conor reveals: “Across ‘Collage 2’ there’s a greater focus on collaboration, even more so than on Collage 1. I’ve enlisted the help of many of the new friends I’ve made since my first EP to make the best possible project I can. I’m super excited.”
You can check out ‘Sunflower’ (with Max Pope) below.
‘Collage 2’ tracklist:
- Moonlight (with Mac Ayres)
- Stuck In The Middle (with ELSAS)
- Crescent Moon (with James Smith)
- I Think You Should Know (feat. Maya Delilah)
- Keep Your Faith
- Dealbreaker (with Lily Agnès & Quinn Oulton)
- Sunflower (with Max Pope)
- piano joint