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The Cinematic Orchestra have shared “A Promise” (feat. Heidi Vogel), taken from their upcoming album, To Believe. 

“…as old lies are uncovered and new truths are discovered, the idea of ‘A Promise’ seems far from our reach,” founding member Jason Swinscoe and longtime partner Dominic Smith explain. “But, in this modern consciousness of ‘fake news’…more valuable than ever.”

To Believe lands 12 years after The Cinematic Orchestra’s last studio album, Ma Fleur.  It explores a timeless question of vital importance in 2019—what to believe?—and features contributions from collaborators old and new, among them Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Heidi Vogel, Grey Reverend (vocalist on Bonobo’s “First Fires”), Dorian Concept, and Tawiah. The record was mixed by multiple Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst in Jimi Hendrix’ legendary Electric Lady studios. 

Ahead of the album’s March 15 release via Ninja Tune and Domino (US), you can hear “A Promise” (feat. Heidi Vogel) in full below. 


01. To Believe (feat. Moses Sumney)

02. A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life (feat. Roots Manuva)

03. Lessons

04. Wait for Now/Leave The World (feat. Tawiah)

05. The Workers of Art

06. Zero One/This Fantasy (feat. Grey Reverend)

07. A Promise (feat. Heidi Vogel)