This new M83 album is evidently coming to us in waves. This week the Anthony Gonzalez-led project released a new chunk of tracks from Fantasy, the band’s ninth studio album. Titled Fantasy – Chapter 1, this new release includes the previously dropped “Ocean Niagara,” along with five new ones.
In a press statement, Gonzalez spoke about the project’s direction:
I wanted this record to be very impactful live. The idea was to come back with something closer to the energy of Before The Dawn Heals Us. The combination of guitars and synths is always in my music, but it’s maybe more present on this new record than on the previous ones. I wanted to be more present lyrically and vocally, even if that was daunting at first. I thought if I could achieve that, this album will be more personal than those that came before.
Fantasy is due out in its entirety on March 17. To catch M83 on tour, follow this link here.
You can stream the new M83 tunes below. Enjoy!