London-based artist Duval Timothy has announced his new album, Meeting With a Judas Tree, which arrives on November 11 via Carrying Colour. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the single ‘Mutate’. Give it a listen below.
The follow-up to 2020’s Help includes guest contributions from Yu Su, Fauzia, and Lamin Fofana. Timothy recorded it on different pianos, including “an upright in Freetown that had lost the felt of its hammers due to the humidity creating a harpsichord-like sound as the raw wood struck the strings.” Other instruments prominently featured are Moog Grandmother, double bass, electric guitar, and Juno-G.
“While making this record, I wanted to explore what the natural environment means
personall,” Timothy explained. “I went on many trips into nature to engage with plant life and natural materials. “These included everyday strolls around South London, walks with my mum in the hills surrounding Bath (‘Up’), hikes through Freetown, the hills of Spoleto, up line in Ghana and nature sanctuaries in Sierra Leone (‘Wood’). I found incredible examples of nature in all of these contexts, which I felt personally close.”
Meeting With a Judas Tree Cover Artwork:
Meeting With a Judas Tree Tracklist:
2. Wood [feat. Yu Su]
5. Thunder [feat. Fauzia]
6. Drift [feat. Lamin Fofana]