Cloud Nothings have announced a new album: The Shadow I Remember arrives February 26, 2021 via Carpark. It finds the group reuiniting with producer Steve Albini, who worked on Cloud Nothings’ 2012 LP Attack on Memory. The band have also previewed the album with the lead single ‘Am I Something’, which comes with a Lu Yang–directed music video. Check it out below, and scroll down for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.
“I became familiar with Lu Yang’s work through her exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio at MOCA Cleveland in 2017,” Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi said in a statement. “I was really drawn to her approach of tying religion into gender and various gendered bodily functions. The animation style of some of her work is also exactly on my wavelength—like a psychedelic genderless Sims game. Very excited to be able to work with Lu!”
Lu Yang added: “The music video created for Cloud Nothings is a scene from my video game The Great Adventure of Material World which depicts an artistic reality where we are exploring and roaming, in a non-binary way, post-death delusions and the intermediate state of Bardo. Bardo has a particularly special meaning in Buddhism as the connecting point and intermediate state between life and death, past and future lives, waking and sleep, and the space in-between.”
Cloud Nothings are also set to release a 10th anniversary reissue of their debut album Turning On on January 29 (via Carpark). Back in July, they released their quarantine record, The Black Hole Understands.
The Shadow I Remember Cover Artwork:
The Shadow I Remember Tracklist:
2. Nothing Without You
3. The Spirit Of
4. Only Light
6. Open Rain
7. Sound of Alarm
8. Am I Something
9. It’s Love
10. A Longer Moon
11. The Room It Was