ATTLAS announces studio LP ‘Carry It With You’ and drops single ‘Waterbug’
ATTLASis a Canadian musician who makes timeless music. His debut album, Lavender God, and its follow-up, Out Here With You, received critical acclaim; his work has been described as “listening bliss.” Lavender God by ATTLAS has also been nominated for Electronic Album of the Year at the 2021 JUNO Awards. Now, the thoughtful virtuoso returns for his third studio offering, Carry It With You, an 11-track LP traversing through the good, the bad, the confusing, and the angry. Carry It With You is set to be released on March 11th, with the lead single “Waterbug” available now on all platforms.
Carry It With You is an introspective rumination on personal isolation that is both deeply reflective and brutally honest. It is described as “an album of [his] toughest thoughts about [himself] that [he] was forced to address.” ATTLAS finished Carry It With You as a different person than the one who began it, losing and finding himself repeatedly throughout the difficult yet liberating process.
This is my new record, 'Waterbug', the first track off my forthcoming album 'Carry It With You'. The piano intro leads into a wash of rhythms and atmospheres punctuated by vocal choruses and swells of warmth …@mau5trappic.twitter.com/DrtX7wvD4B
It’s an album of my toughest thoughts about myself that I was forced to address. My past and my failures and my mistakes I could no longer bury or run from or hide. They were all that was around me. My isolation mentally and emotionally became extreme to the point of damaging, but I found peace in what I thought was a collapse. It afforded me new thoughts and emotions that, before I go, I should try to write down and share. I tried to write selfishly, which is to say maybe honestly. And the result of that honesty is flawed, ambitious, personal, and hard to explain. I miss a lot of the old me, but since I couldn’t find the words to explain it I had to find the notes and the sounds to explain it, and that’s what this album is. Be grand, be a disaster, do good, or apologize – you have to carry it with you. – ATTLAS
ATTLAS premieres its first sonic offering, “Waterbug,” ahead of the March 11 release of Carry It With You. “Waterbug,” a thematic overture that sets the tone for the rest of his project, swelters with rubato piano before plunging listeners right into the water. The tune is a deeply emotive composition that masterfully crafts robust ambient soundscapes with progressive melodic notes.