It’s been such a long time since I’ve done a proper White Sea update and today feels like the day. Happy Sunday first of all. I am in Charlotte today with M83 about to play the Fillmore. There’s a quaint little diner across the street where I had a solo breakfast next to the jukebox. It’s peaceful here and I am contemplative while nose to the grindstone before this bizarre year ends.
It has been such an adventure. M83 has played such a pivotal role in my professional and personal life and it is coming to an end. As our tour winds down I find myself knee deep in remixes, movie cues and…you guessed it, new White Sea material.
In the biggest news of all, I have joined the Mom + Pop family. My new siblings are bands such as Regina Spektor, Sleigh Bells, Metric, Neon Indian… The amazing artists on this label make me so proud to be included. I am ecstatic: after 15 years of making art in one form or fashion, I have finally found a home. And what a home it is.
I am in the midst of demoing on the road and already have dozens and dozens of new tracks and ideas. They are slowly being stitched together, and like a mad scientist I am frantically trying to sew all of my outpourings into a cohesive piece of storytelling. My first album! I’m so goddamn excited to share with you all. It is the most honest, most naked and most painful thing I’ve ever done. And like the oldest cliché, it’s a flood and it’s the first time I’ve ever felt this inspired in my entire life. After years of trying to find myself, torturous tantrums, glimpses of potential, I am so ready to just do the damn thing.
There will be more updates as we approach the new year, so stay tuned and know I cannot wait to share any and all with you all.
morgan / white sea