“I started writing the first track in November 2017, when I first met my now-fiancée”, she explains. “Up until then I’d never made music about my life or emotions and I didn’t intend to. But that day I sat in the silent uni library with my headphones on and the first minute of it just fell out of me into a blank Ableton project”.
“I knew it was the dearest thing I’d made, and I’ve thought about it constantly over the last two years while I got sidetracked releasing Siege & REX. I knew I’d come back to it when I finally found the time, and now it’s almost ready to go out into the world.”
The release follows the EPs Do You Plan To End A Siege? and REX, both of which came out last year. Earlier this year object blue self-released the track ‘what did I have then’, which samples Alva Noto.
FIGURE BESIDE ME arrives digitally on August 16 and is available to pre-order now. A limited edition physical version will also be available, which includes a booklet especially designed by Ciaran birch, Figure beside me, a photo series by the producer’s fiancée Natalia Podgórska, texts by the producer, excerpts from Courtney S. Danforth’s Philosophical Ecstasy and a USB card containing the music.
Check out the cover art and an excerpt from the physical release below.