Today,JacquesGreenereleases new single,“For Love,”from his forthcoming album,DawnChorus, outOctober18thviaLuckyMe. “For Love” follows the “spacious and breakbeat-heavy” (SPIN) lead single“Do It Without You”and it’saccompanying video, as well as early single“Night Service” (Feat. Cadence Weapon).
Greene approached the making ofDawnChorusas if he were a band. He lived in the studio for five months this past winter – half the time at home in Toronto, the other half inHudsonMohawke’s studio in L.A. – and wrote these songs in a sprint to capture this chapter in his life. While samples played a big part in his early output, his creative process forDawnChorusrevolved around recording a stellar cast of musicians, arranging new parts. As a result, it’s his most collaborative project to date, featuring additional production and instrumentation from film composerBrianReitzell(Lost In Translation), cello by London’sOliverCoates, additional production fromClamsCasinoand original vocal contributions from ambient artistJuliannaBarwick, rapperCadenceWeaponand singersEbhoniandRochelleJordan, all sampled, processed and stitched back into the album.
To craft the sound of the record, he thought about the artists he held dear and researched the gear they used as a means of being in dialogue with their emotional tenor. Some of the gear he sourced included the delay thatMy Bloody Valentinewas renowned for, as well as a compressor used byFrenchTouchproducersAlanBraxeandFredFalke. Working with mix engineerJoelFord(ofFord & Lopatin), he created a rule book for the album’s sonics that saw each part, from the drums to the pads, be processed in a specific way, through guitar pedals and outboard equipment.
Surrounding the release ofDawnChorus, Greene will play select shows in Europe and the UK before returning to North America. All dates can be found below and tickets are on sale now.
Jacques Greene Tour Dates:
Thu. Oct. 17 – Berlin, DE @ Burg Schnabel
Fri. Oct. 18 – London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church – SOLD OUT