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Caribou suddenly announces new album

By | Published on Thursday 5 December 2019

Caribou has announced that he will release his new album, ‘Suddenly’, on 28 Feb. He’s also released a new single from it, ‘You & I’.

“‘You and I’ was one of the first tracks on the album that I started and one of the last tracks I finished”, he says. “It existed in some form or other throughout the whole arc of making the record. It also captures a lot of what the record, and the title of the album, are about – the track changes suddenly and unpredictably and it is about a change in my life that happened out of the blue”.

As for the process of making the album as a whole, he goes on: “I record music every day, and I love it – as much or more than I have always done. I feel very lucky – the thrill has never, ever left me. For the last few albums at least, there’s been a point about three quarters of the way through where I work late into the night – as usual – but when I try and go to bed, ideas keep forcing me to get up and go back to the studio again”.

“It happens over and over in one night”, he continues. “I can feel the gears whirring as I lie there trying to sleep and I can’t ignore the ideas for fear that they will be gone when I wake up the next morning”.

Sounds exhausting. Hopefully now this album’s done and dusted he can get a bit of shut-eye. He’ll need it before he tours the UK in April. His shows in Glasgow and London are already sold out, by the way. Thought you’d want to know.

Listen to ‘You & I’ here: