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DJ Seinfeld, real name Armand Jakobsson, has unveiled a new album on Ninja Tune.

Mirrors sees the Swedish artist deliberately moving away from his lo-fi production techniques to bring his music “firmly into focus.” “On this album I wanted to retain a lot of the raw emotionality that brought people to my music in the first place,” the Swedish artist says, “but I also wanted to become a much better producer. He describes it as a “real statement” of where he is as a producer right now.

Recorded between Berlin and Malmö, the album follows Seinfeld’s 2017 debut album, Time Spent Away From U. It’s named after Seinfeld’s favourite writer, Argentinean novelist Julio Cortázar, and captures the melancholy of his father’s stroke a few years ago, which prompted him to move back to Sweden.

The album’s title is a quote from Cortázar, who wrote “You were always my mirror, to see myself I had to look at you,” which made sense to Seinfeld as he recorded the album. “I don’t know who I am but perhaps it’s easier to see the silhouettes through things like heartbreak, family trauma, but also through the peculiar flickers of light and love that enter your life,” he says. “If the first album was about getting past a breakup, this one is trying to understand who’s standing on the finish line. This album is my mirror.”

To accompany the announcement, Seinfeld has shared “U Already Know,” which features vocalist Teira, whom Seinfeld met while DJing at a warehouse party in Los Angeles. “There’s a touch of Italo and it’s got a real funk feel to it,” Jakobsson says. “I was happy with it as an instrumental but I added the vocal and it just fitted perfectly and brought the track to life.”

Tracklisting

01. She Loves Me
02. Walking With Ur Smile
03. U Already Know
04. The Right Place (feat. Teira)
05. Home Calling
06. These Things Will Come To Be
07. Tell Me One More Time
08. Someday
09. I Feel Better
10. Song For The Lonely

Mirrors LP is scheduled for September 3 Ninja Tune. Meanwhile, you can stream “U Already Know” in full below and pre-order here.





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