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Laurel Halo announces first album in five years, ‘Atlas’

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Laurel Halo has announced her latest album, ‘Atlas’, with a new single ‘Belleville’.

The LP marks the US artist’s first album in five years, since the release of 2018’s ‘Raw Silk Uncut Wood’.

‘Atlas’ will be released via her new label, Awe, and includes credits from the likes of Bendik Giske, Lucy Railton and more.

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Coby Sey joins Halo on her latest track ‘Belleville’, which is also set to feature on the album.

She describes this new single as a “piano ballad which features a harmony stack moment” via a statement on Instagram.

According to a press release, the album includes a mixture of ambient and jazz sounds and is the product of a few years of researching electroacoustic sound design and piano practice.

The album started to take form in 2020 when she returned to playing piano. After this, Halo recorded additional guitar, violin and vibraphone before collaborators joined the project.

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Halo will be performing the new album live at Berlin Atonal followed by the National Hall in Dublin, the Barbican in London, and other locations from August onwards.

Laurel Halo’s ‘Atlas’ is out September 22 via Awe. Tickets to her upcoming events will be announced soon but in the meantime pre-order ‘Atlas’ here.

Tracklist:
1. Abandon
2. Naked to the Light
3. Late Night Drive
4. Sick Eros
5. Belleville
6. Sweat, Tears or the Sea
7. Atlas
8. Reading the Air
9. You Burn Me
10. Earthbound

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Multimedia Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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