Brijean—the project of singer-songwriter Brijean Murphy and multi-instrumentalist Doug Stuart—will release a new album on Ghostly International.

On Macro, Brijean deliver their “most dynamic songwriting yet,” we’re told. Its 12 tracks are “colorful, collaborative, and deeply fun,” and they elicit an “exploratory vibe with high-tempo peaks and breezy valleys in the psyche.”

It follows 2021’s Feelings, on which they celebrated self-reflection, and 2022’s Angelo, which processed loss, coinciding with the duo’s first headline tour.

To coincide with the announcement, Ghostly has shared “Workin’ On It,” which finds Brijean at their lightest and free.

The track initially started as a living room jam with percussionist Bertie Paradise, then “Doug pulled a loop of Brijean on bongos, Bertie on congas, and a drum machine. He played the two-layered basslines over this loop and the rest felt like it happened in a dream,” explains Murphy.

Later she asked fans to send voice memos in exchange for art, and some of those got peppered into the soundbed.

The track’s visualiser, directed by Bijan Berahimi, sees jump cuts of still photographs of the duo in tracksuits, adding a playful energy reminiscent of ’80s workout videos.

Tracklisting

01. Get Lost
02. Euphoric Avenue
03. Bang Bang Boom
04. After Life
05. Roxy
06. Breathe
07. Counting
08. Counting Sheep
09. Workin’ On It
10. Scenic Route
11. Roller Coaster
12. Laura

Macro LP is scheduled for July 12 release. Meanwhile, you can stream “Workin’ On It” in full below and pre-order here.

Photo credit: Swanson Studio





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