A mere month after releasing a 49-track album, AG Cook is back with another full-length release titled Apple.
Where the PC Music producer’s previous solo release 7G was a sprawling yet tightly structured suite, this new record stands at a streamlined ten tracks. Though there is plenty of glossy synthesized hyperpop on Apple, Cook sings as well, and even brings in acoustic guitar textures.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Cook explained the difference between PC Music material and his own output: “PC Music—I always took the name of it quite literally. I thought that at some point, I can’t just keep thinking about personal computer music without doing my own AG Cook stuff. I’m bringing my own voice and performance into it, using that awkwardness, playing with the mix between singer-songwriter and producer and how those connect.”
His own music aside, Cook has had a busy year: He worked with Charli XCX on her quarantine album How I’m Feeling Now and produced the new record from Jónsi of Sigur Rós, which is out in October.
Stream Apple below: