Loraine James Gets KeiyaA, Contour, Eden Samara for New Album 'Gentle Confrontation'
Watch a video for the artist's "2003"
Published May 23, 2023Loraine James has detailed her fourth studio album. The English producer will share Gentle Confrontation on September 22 via Hyperdub.
Gentle Confrontation follows a year that saw James release a pair of albums in Julius Eastman homage Building Something Beautiful for Me and her self-titled debut as Whatever the Weather. The 16-song album is said to explore relationships, understanding and "giving back a little grace and care."
"2003" is the first song to arrive from the album, and it comes accompanied by a video from IVOR Alice. In it, James lyrically reflects on her father's passing ("When I was seven my dad went to Heaven, possibly"), expressing in the chorus, "It hurt me, uncertainty."
James's latest features work with American experimentalist KeiyaA, South Carolina-based polymath Contour, returning Canadian collaborator Eden Samara and more. You can find its complete tracklist below.
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1. Gentle Confrontation
3. Let U Go (feat. KeiyaA)
4. Déjà Vu (feat. RiTchie)
5. Prelude of Tired of Me
6. Glitch the System (Glitch Bitch 2)
7. I DM U
8. One Way Ticket to the Midwest (Emo) (feat. Corey Mastrangelo)
9. Cards with the Grandparents
10. While They Were Singing (feat. Marina Herlop)
11. Try for Me (feat. Eden Samara)
12. Tired of Me
13. Speechless (feat. George Riley)
14. Disjointed (Feeling Like a Kid Again)
15. I'm Trying to Love Myself
16. Saying Goodbye (feat. Contour)