One year after Graal (Prologue), German producer and Ki Records co-founder Christian Löffler announced the release of a new album. Lys will be out on March 20th via Ki Records and according to the press release, it serves as a sequel and contrast to Graal, its predecessor.
Whereas the latter is the result of a six-month period spent largely on the road in between live shows, the former is a studio release in the truest sense, recorded and compiled in the serenity of Löffler’s home studio. While produced within four walls, Lys’ grounding comes from what lies beyond them – Graal, Müritz.
This isn’t the first time Löffler has drawn on his home surroundings for his art: the woodland refuge formed the basis for his 2012 album, A Forest. Lys, however, captures something even more fundamental in nature: light. “I realised that the light is different in the north of Germany, and this became an overall theme for the album,” Löffler explains.
“Before I had Mare, and Forest, and now it’s become light,” hence the album’s title, meaning “light” in Danish. Whereas on previous album Löffler used his voice as a tool or instrument, heavily altered and unrecognizable most of the time, for Lys he puts them front and centre in order to capture his innermost feelings with actual words rather than only moods.
The album also features the vocals of the young Swedish singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Menke, and Mohna, a staple on his recent tours. “She’s part of my musical world and so I wanted to have her on the album,” Löffler explains.
We already shared “Versailles (Hold)“ and “The End”; “Noah” is a new excerpt and it comes with the official video directed by Mishka Kornai. Watch it below.