Swamp81 will release the LP in June.
Michael was originally started as a sequel to 2014's Up West, conceived as a mixtape of loops like its predecessor. But in the process, the UK producer "found himself in new, melancholic territory," and began turning the material into an album. Pearce himself emphasizes how different the new material is, telling radio host Mary Anne Hobbs that it "just sounds like me in August 2015. I haven’t written anything that sounds like it before or since." You can listen to a preview of the album on Hobbs' BBC Radio 6 show here.
Like much of Pearce's recent material, Michael will come via Swamp81.
01. Interlude One
02. Why Would You?
04. Interlude Three
07. Quite (Bonus Beats)
09. Interlude Two
10. Old Habits
Swamp81 will release Michael in June 2016.