[AUG 7] GHOST FT SAM PHAY (PROD BY ALICE IVY)
[SEP 4] I'D DO IT ALL AGAIN FT LUCY SUGERMAN
[OCT 4] EMBRACE FT BREWER
[NOV 6] CHILD FT HARVIE (SIDE-PROJECT FROM CXLOE)
[NOV 6] SPIRITS PT. 1 *
[DEC 4] KING
[JAN 22] COLD BLOOD
[FEB 19] THE SILENCE
[FEB 19] SPIRITS PT. 2 *
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...plus 7 million Spotify streams on collaborative Ok Moon LP (2019).
25% of these are 18-22.
Alongside Finneas and Caribou.
Client Liaison 51
Eves Karydas 50
Tia Gostelow 49
Kota Banks 42
SPIRITS is a reflection of the people and places that have come in and out of my studio and life the past couple of years.
Since my last album, I found a natural home collaborating and supporting, working with other artists including Tia Gostelow with our song 'Strangers' (which recently went gold!), Ngaiire, The Kite String Tangle, Feki, Yorke, Woodes, Dustin Tebbutt and more.
They say it takes a village and this new double album is full of talented collaborators I was fortunate to connect with — my cousin RY X, Cxloe, Alice Ivy, Noelle Scaggs in LA (who has written for Black-Eyed Peas, Damian Marley), HWLS (a regular Flume collaborator), Fossa Beats (Mallrat, Post Malone etc), Nalepa (The Acid) and many more.
I spent the past few years travelling and working across 4 different cities (Sydney, Melbourne, LA and now NYC) with these people and on my own to develop and then finish this double album concept record. One album with all guest lead vocalists and one record where I return to that role.
Ghost is the next single from SPIRITS. It features Sam Phay and is produced by incredible Australian producer, Alice Ivy. It was mixed by Becki Whitton and mastered by Andrei Eremin.
"Ghost was born at the Native Tongue Writing camp in 2019, but was finished remotely in April at the beginning of lockdown. I had just recovered from a pretty intense few days after a mad rush out of New York to get home, as had Will (albeit in the opposite direction). So to sit down over zoom and finish this track felt like a really productive and positive way to start quarantine.
Ghost is a song about life after loss and the ways that we or may not learn to let go." Sam Phay
Over the past few years my solo work took a backseat to supporting and amplifying other artists' voices through co-writing and collaboration.
When I wasn't making music I was supporting in the digital marketing space, working on projects for creatives like LA-based Female Collective, and campaigns for musicians like Genesis Owusu, Mia Rodriguez, Jess Kent, Ricki Lee, #1 Dads, Big Scary.
I am very fortunate to be learning from and working with such incredible people, and I'm excited for a new world of meaningful collaboration, crossing boundaries and truly connecting with people from different spaces than my own.
Thanks in advance for any support you can give. As a self-managed artist this album has been an enormous undertaking and I'm grateful for your support.
Love, LANKS x