Two years after the release of his celebrated debut album Tremors, SOHN has confirmed details for its follow-up, along with new song ‘Conrad’.
Entitled Rennen, the new SOHN album will be released on Friday 13th January 2017 via 4AD / Remote Control Records. The London-born artist has traded Vienna for the warmth of Los Angeles, but the influence of his former home still lingers (Rennen is a German verb meaning ‘to run’). Resuming a nocturnal schedule – as he did with Tremors – SOHN spent a month writing alone in northern California, recording until the morning most days. The ten songs of Rennen are confidently direct and focused. Consciously exercising restraint SOHN used only a handful of musical elements on each track, eager to allow the spotlight to shine on the vocals, melodies and rhythms.
Premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, ‘Conrad’ is a second taste of Rennen, following on from the single ‘Signal’ (accompanied by a video directed by and starring Milla Jovovich). With ‘Conrad’, SOHN touches on the pervading mood of a precarious political climate, whilst making use of a variety of empty glass bottles, kitchen utensils, walls and floors for percussion.