Twelve years after Ma Fleur, British band Cinematic Orchestra (Jason Swinscoe and Dominic Smith) announced the release of a new album. To Believe is out on March 15th via Nnja Tune. It features Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Heidi Vogel, Grey Reverend (vocalist on Bonobo’s ‘First Fires’), Dorian Concept and Tawiah (Mark Ronson, Kindness).
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Flying Lotus, Anderson Paak, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote) features on strings and photographer and visual artist Brian “B+” Cross collaborated with Swinscoe and Smith on the album’s concept. The record was mixed by multiple Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst (David Bowie, Frank Ocean, Adele) in Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady studios.
“A Caged Bird/Imitations Of Life” is the first excerpt (the second if we consider title-track which they shared two years ago). Listen below.