Jacques Greene has shared a video for his current single, “For Love.” The track, off his forthcoming release Dawn Chorus, arrives October 18th via Arts & Crafts. and follows previous singles “Do It Without You” and early single “Night Service” (Feat. Cadence Weapon). Greene hits the road for shows in Europe and the UK before returning to North America, for a show in Montreal, with more to be announced soon.
Greene approached the making of Dawn Chorus as if he were a band. He lived in the studio for five months this past winter – half the time at home in Toronto, the other half in Hudson Mohawke’s studio in L.A. – and wrote these songs in a sprint to capture this chapter in his life. While samples played a big part in his early output, his creative process for Dawn Chorus revolved around recording a stellar cast of musicians, arranging new parts. As a result, it’s his most collaborative project to date, featuring additional production and instrumentation from film composer Brian Reitzell (Lost In Translation), cello by London’s Oliver Coates, additional production from Clams Casino and original vocal contributions from ambient artist Julianna Barwick, rapper Cadence Weapon and singers Ebhoni and Rochelle Jordan, all sampled, processed and stitched back into the album.
To craft the sound of the record, he thought about the artists he held dear and researched the gear they used as a means of being in dialogue with their emotional tenor. Some of the gear he sourced included the delay that My Bloody Valentine was renowned for, as well as a compressor used by French Touch producers Alan Braxe and Fred Falke. Working with mix engineer Joel Ford (of Ford & Lopatin), he created a rule book for the album’s sonics that saw each part, from the drums to the pads, be processed in a specific way, through guitar pedals and outboard equipment.
2. Drop Location
3. Do It Without You
4. Night Service
6. Let Go
7. For Love
Oct. 17 – Berlin, DE @ Burg Schnabel
Oct. 18 – London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church – SOLD OUT
Oct. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project (DJ set) (late show)
Oct. 19 – London, UK @ Five Miles (DJ set)
Oct. 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Oct. 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Oct. 26 – Montreal, QC @ Ausgang