Published Nov 11, 2020El Perro del Mar has announced plans for a new EP titled Free Land, which is set to arrive through The Control Group on November 20. And adding a little extra sonic muscle for the release will be none other than Blood Orange mastermind Dev Hynes.
Today, the Swedish artist born Sarah Assbring has shared the record's first single, "Dreamers change the world" alongside a new Nicole Walker-directed video. According to a press release, the song is "an appraisal of the free artist as well as a reclaiming of creative integrity in an over-commercialized world."
You can watch the video below.
In addition to her new song, the seven-track EP also includes contributions by Hynes and production by Assbring's partner, Jacob Haage. Hynes appears on the record's "Alone in halls," a reinterpretation of Black Sabbath's "Changes."
Of their collaboration, Assbring explained:
Me and Blood Orange have been digital friends for some time and I'm a huge admirer of his work. When working on the actual recording of the album it hit me that I'd love to have him sing with me on this song. I thought of it as a choral walk — a meditative piece about this time we're living and what it's done to me. I asked him if he'd be willing to be part of it and to my great joy he said yes.
Assbring's latest full-length El Perro del Mar album was 2016's KoKoro.
Watch her video for "Dreamers change the world" below, where you'll also find the EP's tracklisting.
2. Life is full of rewards
3. White on white
4. Free land
5. Alone in halls (ft. Blood Orange)
6. Dreamers change the world
Pre-order Free Land.