Nathan Fake Parses Writer's Block on Pensively Fluttering New Track

"HoursDaysMonthsSeasons" is off his upcoming album 'Providence' for Ninja Tune.

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Mar 1 2017, 9:55pm

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UK producer Nathan Fake today shared an introspective new track off his forthcoming album Providence, which will be his first for Ninja Tune. The melodic progression of "HoursDaysMonthsSeasons" initially follows a circular logic, suggestive of stationary melancholy. Eventually, though, Fake spins out a centrifugally-fluttering cloud of technicolor synths, nudging the track's mood towards optimism.

The artist told THUMP over email about how the track was an attempt to deal with writer's block. "'HoursDaysMonthsSeasons' is a reference to the amount of time that kept passing that I hadn't made music, or addressed problems and thoughts that I'd been having," he said. "It's about watching time slip away pointlessly, feeling a bit hopeless that you're wasting your life... but it's kind of a positive vibe too, the track builds up and has a bright ending, because there was an ending to feeling like that."

Providence will be released on March 10, and is available for pre-order.

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