Maps Announces Counter Melodies Album
Maps has shared the first single, ‘Heya Yaha’ alongside four new tracks from his fifth studio album release, Counter Melodies. The new album, drops via Mute on February 10, 2023, and features “the fastest, most intensely euphoric pieces that Chapman has ever produced”. Along with the news of the album, Maps has shared the lead-track “Heya Yaha”.
“I’ve always used music as a way of escape,” explains Chapman, “When I sit down and put my headphones on, I am able to go somewhere else.” The new 10-track album, the follow up to 2019’s Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss., is an upbeat and uplifting escape from the dystopian news flow.
Initial ideas for Counter Melodies began to form in the wake of Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. Chapman chose not to tour the album beyond a few shows, instead he found himself DJing a lot towards the end of 2019 “I was enjoying making my own tracks and playing them in my DJ sets,” he says. “It’s like a comedian trying out new material. I really liked the idea of tracks flowing into one another, like a continuous DJ set. As soon as that idea was in my head, I just worked really hard to make it happen.”
Lack Of Sleep
My Love Is Like
Pre order Counter Melodies by Maps via Mute Records HERE
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