Laurel Hello has announced a new album, titled atlas, Plus the 2023 tour dates. The record is out on September 22nd, and the song “Belleville” is available for streaming below.
Halo started writing atlas on piano before taking up residence at Ina-GRM Studios in Paris, where she transformed her initial compositions into the type of experimental music for which she is best known. In addition to placing guitar, violin, and vibraphone, Bendik Giske provided saxophone, Lucy Railton played cello, and James Underwood and Coby Sey contributed violin and vocals, respectively. The album will be the first release on Awe’s new Halo label. Pre-orders are ongoing.
Kicking off later this month and running through November, the Halo 2023 tour in Europe and North America includes DJ sets and performances specifically related to atlas. Watch her full itinerary below, and grab tickets via Ticketmaster.
“Belleville” sounds like something you’d listen to on a rainy day. Halo plays a cool yet sad piano, and thanks to something like a cassette tape whistle, it sounds like it was recorded a mile away. A cacophony of processed vibraphone and Sey’s vocals briefly interrupt the melody, but the piano quickly regains its place front and center before fading away.
atlas The Halo 2018 album follows Uncut wood raw silk. Since then, she has contributed to the Hypderdub 15th Anniversary compilation album and a soundtrack to the movie Metahaven and Rob Schröder owned.