Actress has announced his new album Karma & Desire by releasing its lead single “Walking Flames,” featuring Sampha.
The first cut from Karma & Desire is a chill composition loaded with delicate sounds that flourish under Actress’ careful construction. Sampha helps ground the ambient soundscape with his distinctive vocal delivery.
In a press release designed to resemble a declassified document, Actress explained that his new LP is “a romantic tragedy set between the heavens and the underworld.” According to the producer, Karma & Desire will embody “the same sort of things that I like to talk about—love, death, technology, the questioning of one’s being.” Other guests on the album include Aura T-09, Zsela, Vanessa Benelli Mosell and Christel Well.
The cryptic formatting of the press release comes as no surprise, given that the producer released his 88 mixtape in July on a password-protected website. Prior to that, Actress collaborated with Young Paint to release a six-track EP in 2018 through The Vinyl Factory and Werk__Ltd.
Karma & Desire will be released on October 23 via Ninja Tune. Listen to “Walking Flames” below: