Montreal producer Jacques Greene just announced that his new album “Dawn Chorus” will be released via UK label Lucky Me on October 18th), lead single, “Do It Without You” premiered yesterday morning via Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6Music. The dreamlike track is built around a hypnotizing vocal sample and drums that sound like they’re marching towards a slowly moving and strobe-lit dancefloor.
The new album is also Greene’s most collaborative project to date, featuring additional production and instrumentation from film composer Brian Reitzell (Lost In Translation), cello by London’s Oliver Coates, additional production from Clams Casino and original vocal contributions from ambient artist Julianna Barwick, rapper Cadence Weapon and singers Ebhoni and Rochelle Jordan, all sampled, processed and stitched back into the album. If Greene’s 2017 debut album, Feel Infinite, was the soundtrack to a dream pregame – amping you up to lose yourself in the club – then Dawn Chorus resides in the post-rave reflective moment. A time of heightened sensuality and latent possibility.