Vessel has announced a new EP: Passion comes out on November 18 via Paplu, their new label with violinist Rakhi Singi. The EP includes the newly unveiled track ‘Movement III (if the telephone rings i’ll be saved)’, which arrives with a video directed by Pedro Maia. Check it out below, and scroll down for the EP’s cover artwork and tracklist.
The 3-track project is inspired by Brazilian writer Claire Lispector and her book The Passion According to G.H. Proceeds from the sale of the EP will be donated to mental health charity Mind. “Given the nature of the piece and what it draws from, it felt right to offer something back to people that are there for others when things turn bad,” Vessel, real name Sebastian Gainsborough, explained in a statement. “Mind have helped me a lot in the past. We live in difficult times, and services like theirs need support.”
Speaking about the EP itself, Vessel added: “The music came from, or was a response to my long-term, on-again off-again relationship with depression and anxiety. It’s not intended to be a conclusive or literal statement about mental health, but a personal expression of the messiness of the mind.”
Passion will mark the follow-up to Vessel’s 2018 album Queen of Golden Dogs. The new project was originally commissioned by Somerset House and co-produced with Rakhi Singh.
Passion EP Cover Artwork:
Passion EP Tracklist:
1. Movement I (love is before love)
2. Movement II (trust)
3. Movement III (if the telephone rings i’ll be saved)