Singularity, the new album from Jon Hopkins, is out now.
As he gears up towards the release of his new album, Singularity out on 4th May, Jon Hopkins has today shared new track, ‘Everything Connected’. ‘Everything Connected’, an epic techno workout, marks one of the many energetic highs and the mid-way point on Singularity. Listen to the track and watch the psychedelic visualiser below.
In celebration of the release of Singularity, Hopkins will be debuting his new live show at a very special sold out performance at Village Underground on 10th May. Additionally, he will be DJing at Banquet, Kingston on 3rd May. Following these dates, Hopkins has a run of live dates and DJ appearances across the UK, Europe Japan & the US.
Domino is very proud to mark the return of Jon Hopkins and his new album, Singularity, his first since 2013’s breakthrough, Immunity. Singularity is due for release on 4th May 2018. Along with news of Singularity, Hopkins has shared ‘Emerald Rush’ the first track to be released from the album.
Listen to ‘Emerald Rush’ on streaming services HERE.
In addition to news of Singularity, Hopkins has announced a run of live dates across the UK & Europe with US dates to be announced shortly. He will also be making a number of festival appearances in 2018. A full list of dates can found below.
Singularity begins and ends on the same note: a universe beginning, expanding, and contracting towards the same infinitesimal point. Where Immunity – his hypnotic breakthrough LP – charted the dark alternative reality of an epic night out, Singularity explores the dissonance between dystopian urbanity and the green forest. It is a journey that returns to where it began – from the opening note of foreboding to the final sound of acceptance.
Shaped by his experiences with meditation and trance states, the album flows seamlessly from rugged techno to transcendent choral music, from solo acoustic piano to psychedelic ambient. Its epic musical palette is visceral and emotionally honest: with a destructive opener full of industrial electronics and sonic claustrophobia and a redemptive, pure end on solo piano.
Exploring the connectivity of the mind, sonics and the natural world, Singularity reflects the different psychological states Hopkins experienced while writing and recording. It is a transformative trip of defiance from his initial sense of frustration at the state of the contemporary world to the ultimate conclusion that a true sense of peace and belonging can only come from nature.
Singularity is intended to be listened to in one sitting, as a complete body of work.
Jon Hopkins dates for 2018
30/03 :: Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK (DJ)
06/04 :: Ääniwalli, Helsinki, FI (DJ)
07/04 :: Sónar İstanbul, Istanbul, TR (DJ)
25/05 :: Villette Sonique, Paris, FR
26/05 :: Department, Stockholm, SE (DJ)
02/06 :: Primavera, Barcelona, ES
09/06 :: Park Life, Manchester, UK
15/06 :: Maifeld Derby, Mannheim, DE
23/06 :: Body & Soul, Co.Westmeath, IE
29/06 :: Down The Rabbit Hole, Ewijk, NL
30/06 :: ASTRO Festival, Milan, IT
11/07 :: DOUR Festival, Dour, BE
13/07 :: Melt! Festival, Ferropolis, DE
14/07 :: Lovebox Festival, London, UK (DJ)
15/07 :: Latitude Festival, Henham Park, UK
20/07 :: Colours Of Ostrava, Ostrava, CZ
26/07 :: WWW X, Tokyo, JP
26-27/07 :: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, JP
03/08 :: OFF Festival, Katowice, PL
04/08 :: Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, UK
31/08 :: Dimensions Festival, Pula, HR
10/10 :: Rockefeller, Oslo, NO
12/10 :: Den Grå Hal, Copenhagen, DK
18/10 :: Vicar Street, Dublin, IE
19/10 :: SWG3, Glasgow, UK
20/10 :: Paradiso for ADE, Amsterdam, NL
24/10 :: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BE
25/10 :: Astra , Berlin, DE
26/10 :: Le Trianon, Paris, FR
02/11 :: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
17/11 :: Newcastle, Boiler Shop, UK
22/11 :: Manchester, Albert Hall, UK
Jon Hopkins is to release Immunity, his fourth solo album, on June 3rd.
A powerful, multi-faceted beast, packed with the most aggressively dancefloor-focussed music Hopkins has ever made, Immunity is about achieving euphoric states through music. Inspired by the arc of an epic night out, the album peaks with Collider, a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, Immunity, a track featuring vocals from King Creosote which could sit comfortably alongside the gems of their Mercury-nominated collaboration, Diamond Mine.
Jon Hopkins will be performing a headline album launch show at London’s Village Underground on 12th June. You can purchase tickets HERE.
Jon Hopkins is also an expert producer, Ivor Novello-nominated composer of film scores, long-term collaborator of Brian Eno and Coldplay, and remixer of artists as diverse as David Lynch, Four Tet, Wild Beasts, Nosaj Thing, and Purity Ring. Immunity is Jon’s first album on Domino, following the release of Insides on Domino imprint Double Six in 2009.