Lapalux Announces New LP for Brainfeeder
Stream the lead single from the UK beatmaker's sophomore album.
After garnering the attention of Flying Lotus in 2010, Stuart Howard (a.k.a. Lapalux) signed with the LA icon’s Brainfeeder label and released a series of sensual, mildly experimental hip-hop EPs. His dreamlike and collage-heavy style quickly found a wider audience, culminating with the well-received debut album, Nostalchic, in 2013. Now, Lapalux has revealed plans to return with his second full-length record, Lustmore, an effort “loosely based on the idea of hypnagogia, a kind of limbo consciousness between being awake and asleep.” Furthermore, the record is said to have been inspired by film soundtracks in the vein of Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey. “I really focused on making this album an imaginary visual experience,” Howard explains in a press release. “You can almost see these imaginary movies play in your head when you listen.”
Alongside the announcement, Howard has shared the melancholic lead single “Closure,” a slow-burning, R&B-streaked showcase of his production talent and London artist Szjerdene‘s arresting, sultry vocals. Lustmore arrives on April 7; in the meantime a full stream of “Closure” can be found below, along with the upcoming LP’s complete tracklist.
1. U Never Know (feat. Andreya Triana)
2. Sum Body
3. Closure (feat. Szjerdene)
4. Midnight Peelers
5. Push N’ Spun
6. We Lost
7. Autumn (Tape Interlude)
8. Puzzle (feat. Andreya Triana)
10. Don’t Mean A Thing
12. Make Money
13. Funny Games