Daphni Debuts New Single “Cloudy”
Daphni aka Caribou has announced a new album, Cherry, his first album since 2017. The album will be released on October 7, 2022 via Dan Snaith’s (Caribou, Daphni) own Jiaolong label, along with the announcement he has shared a new single “Cloudy”’. Speaking of the track Snaith says: “The essence of this one is keeping it aloft – like occasionally nudging a balloon that’s only just heavier than air to keep it afloat. For something so buoyant, I’m surprised how much it bangs in a club.”
Daphni has always been a pursuit where Dan Snaith lets the music find its own path. With Cherry this is more evident than ever — this sense of the tracks as objects with life and desires outside of Snaith’s control — has now become a driving force in their creation. “There isn’t anything obvious that unifies it or makes it hang together,” Snaith says, “I think it was good that it was made without worrying about any of that. I just made it.” Recorded over a prolonged period, Snaith let the music go where it wanted to go. It wasn’t until he put everything he’d been tinkering with together that he realized what he had. “It’s weird that when the tracks were put in what felt like the right order it took on a new coherence,” he says, “where it pings quickly from one idea to the next and, at least for me, hangs together in a way that feels unified. Maybe because it’s hard to avoid the musical fingerprints I leave on the music I make, whether I want to or not.”
As is often the case when you’re working quickly and intuitively, new pieces of equipment played a part” he says. New gear and ways of working meant Snaith was able to sit at the centre of the music but let things get away from him a bit more as equipment began to make its own decisions before reeling it back in to suit his purposes, or as he puts it “getting the snake to eat its own tail”.
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