The Album Leaf Announces First New Record in 7 Years, Shares New Song ‘Near’ With Bat for Lashes

Canadian digital artist Jimmy LaValle, aka the Album Leaf, has introduced his first new LP in seven years. Future Falling, the follow-up to 2016’s Between Waves, lands on Could 5 by way of Nettwerk. Immediately’s announcement comes with the discharge of the brand new single ‘Close to’, a collaboration with Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan. Test it out and discover the album paintings and tracklist beneath.
“I had despatched Natasha a track I used to be engaged on to see if she’d be up collaborating,” LaValle stated of ‘Close to’ in a press release. “We spent a day in my studio whereas she sang a handful of concepts over the piece. I took these concepts and created one thing new impressed by her vocal. I actually needed to create one thing to help the dreamlike narrative she was portray. It was all very pure.”
Khan added: “We labored organically, I used to be constructing vocals over Jimmy’s music; enjoying with melodies and phrases… he then took it away and sculpted it into what turned ‘Close to.’ The imagery was of going deep right into a darkish forest with a small glimmer of security, one thing treasured and secret. Form of an ambient fairytale. It was very spontaneous and enjoyable to improvise.”
Speaking in regards to the course of behind Future Falling, LaValle defined:
In the course of the pandemic, I created new music virtually every day. I had amassed a frightening quantity of latest materials that I felt related with, that it virtually acted extra like a highway block. I experimented with a variety of audio manipulating, studying new methods and staying true to my love of analogue synthesizers. I lastly settled on a group of songs, and after second-guessing all of them, I reached out to a number of pals and collaborators to contribute. With these contributions, I used to be capable of craft a file that represents each the time I spend alone discovering and creating whereas protecting the collaborative spirit that I’ve at all times been impressed by.

Future Falling Cowl Paintings:

Future Falling Tracklist:
1. Prologue2. Mud Collects3. Afterglow [feat. Kimbra]4. Breathe5. Future Falling6. Cycles7. Give in8. Stride9. Close to [feat. Bat for Lashes]10. Epilogue