Claptone has announced his new album Fantast, which is being described as “dreamy, heartfelt, naïve and escapist.” The 13-song album will have a feature on every song. There will be features from Ben Duffy, Tender, Kele, Zola Blood and others.
“Over the last two years it has been a great pleasure to work on this album as a counterpoint to the hectic world of traveling as a DJ. To lose myself when making music, to dive into and create my very own realm of beauty. I admit it’s a dreamy, a heartfelt, at times a naive and surely escapist album, but what to do if one – on the quest for his soul – develops a strong desire to go back to his roots, back to nature? Did I find myself on that journey? Rather not,” says Claptone in a statement.
“But I found some beautiful moments in the green, out in the woods, out in the fields, under the moon and in the night, moments, which I want to share with you. And there is one thing I learned and now it can be told, I am and have always been a ‘Fantast’.”
The LP will be released on June 8. In addition to the new album, he has released “In The Night” featuring Ben Duffy from the LP, a breezy, soulful house tune. Pre-order it here.