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Actress Announces New Album Karma & Desire, Shares “Walking Flames”


This past spring, electronic music producer Actress shared a mixtape called 88. Proving he’s not quite done with 2020, the English artist has announced a new full-length album: Karma & Desire is expected to arrive next month through Ninja Tune.

According to a cryptic statement, the upcoming LP is “a romantic tragedy set between the heavens and the underworld.” Its 17 songs are said to carefully examine “the same sort of things that I like to talk about – love, death, technology, the questioning of one’s being.”

The producer born Darren J. Cunningham is assisted on the album by Zsela and Aura T-09. Mercury Prize-winning R&B crooner Sampha also appears, contributing to lead single “Walking Flames”. A meditative number featuring strings and mellow, muted percussion, today’s offering seems to capture the quiet moments right before dusk or dawn — just as the visualizer below shows. Take a listen.

Karma & Desire officially drops October 23rd and is available for pre-order. Actress’ previous full-length, a collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra, hit shelves back in 2018.

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