Ever since the release of his epic two-track album ‘Morning/Evening’ back in 2015, Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, has been keeping busy, quietly tucked away in the studio.
The past year alone has seen him share a trance-inflected club rework of The xx, as well as a floaty flip of Mura Masa and A$AP Rocky’s ‘Love$ick’. There was also his ‘Randoms’ album, which featured a curated selection of tracks spanning his career, including his first released track.
Last night, Annie Mac took to her BBC Radio 1 show to premiere brand new material from the revered producer, topically titled 'Two Thousand and Seventeen', explaining Hebden had spent the past 10 months creating and making music.
The new offering is a full-force Four Tet groove. Coming in at four minutes, a shorter length than the momentous 'Morning/Evening' tracks, it's a blissfully decadent offering, harking back to his much-cherished older material in its soothing, New Age nature and transcendent capabilities.
With a swelling bassline and vibrant tranquility, it appears to be a taste of what's in store, as Four Tet makes his long-awaited return. New album, anyone?
Check out 'Two Thousand and Seventeen' below.
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