Loraine James will release a new album via Hyperdub in June.
Titled ‘Reflection’, James’ new album follows her 2019 breakthrough LP ‘For You & I’, which DJ Mag crowned as its favourite release of that year.
Set for release in June, the album was made in the summer of 2020, and is described as “a turbulent expression of inner-space”, and examines the experience of the past year from the perspective of a young, queer Black woman.
Placing an emphasis on the sounds of R&B and drill, which James spent a lot of the last year listening to, ‘Reflection’ updates her experimental, rhythmic electronic sound across these 11 tracks.
Collaborations on the album come from Eden Samara, Baths, Le3 bLACK, Xzavier Stone, Nova and Iceboy Violet, whose vocals accompany James’ own.
Lead single, ‘Simple Stuff’, can be heard below, and features James’ vocals, which became more prominent in her 2020 EP on Hyperdub, ‘Nothing’.
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