Actress has shared a new short film, directed by Lee Bootee and featuring Zsela, Yves Tumor, Sampha, and Aura T-09, all key collaborators from his new album. Besides celebrating the release, the film pays homage to Wim Wenders’ 1987 classic “Wings Of Desire,” and it plays over album snippets.

Available now, Karma & Desire is a “romantic tragedy set between the heavens and the underworld.” It covers “the same sort of things that I like to talk about—love, death, technology, the questioning one one’s being,” Actress, real name Darren Cunningham, says.

In 2017, Cunningham released AZD, his sixth record, which he followed with another project called Young Paint. He’d been teasing this latest album for several months. In July, he released his 88 mixtape, a precursor of sorts that accompanied a PDF. outlining Karma & Desire.

Karma & Desire is out now on Ninja Tune, and available to order here.


01. Fire And Light
02. Angels Pharmacy feat. Zsela
03. Remembrance feat. Zsela
04. Reverend
05. Leaves Against The Sky
06. Save
07. VVY feat. Sampha
08. XRAY
09. Gliding Squares
10. Many Seas, Many Rivers feat. Sampha
11. Loveless feat. Aura T-09
12. Public Life feat. Vanessa Benelli Mosell
13. Fret
14. Loose feat. Christel Well
15. Turin feat. Aura T-09
16. Diamond X
17. Walking Flames feat. Sampha