The album is a snappy piece of narrative that blends together stripped-down, club-rooted pop, expansive rhythmic experimentation, and a “sense of air and space” that encourages collaboration.
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Parris aka Dwayne Parris-Robinson says on the album: “The only constant truth is change. This is a record about understanding yourself. This is a record about finding the support you trust so you can have the confidence to start building. It is a record about friendship. About hanging out, about skating. This is an album built on Pop, then torn into my thing.
“Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Kewngface, Digga D, SL, Unknown T, Vince Staples, Lil Peep, Denzel Curry and Emmy the Great: if you’ve known me then you’ve known these are the reverberations in my head. I write music in blue, this album is my indigo. They say only moonlight shows your true reflection, that is the light of this record.”
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Born and raised in London, Parris spent a lot of his youth in areas such as Tottenham and Hackney; two incredibly diverse parts of the city. For him, this album reflects what it was like to grow up there.
Heavily influenced by his love for nightlife, Parris’ album takes inspiration from grime and drum 'n' bass with all of his aforementioned pop music influences sewn in.
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“I also wanted to make an album that was about the connections that fuel life, about relationships, about play, about the possibilities of rhythm, about joy and serendipities and who knows what will happen but let us see? So here is that story, here is that place. Soaked in Indigo Moonlight.”
In a heartfelt Instagram caption penned by DJ Call Super, Call Super revealed that “Parris said to me last year, “Because we have a label, I want to make an album and I want to put it out.” So here it is.”
Parris and DJ Super will be launching the album at The Cause on November 20. Buy tickets here.
Full tracklist of the new album can be seen here:
2. Movements with @carmenvillain
3. Skater’s World with @edensamara_
4. Contorted Rubber
5. Crimson Kano
6. Laufen in Birkencrocs
7. Sleepless Comfort
8. Frozen Hailstones Underwater
9. Poison Pudding with @call_super
10. falling in the waves with @___pet___Load the next article
Out 19 November 2021 on can you feel the sun - pre-order here.
Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter