English Electronic musician Joy Orbison has announced his debut mixtape: Still Slipping Volume 1. The project is set for release on August 13.
The singer revealed that he’s been working on the idea of a mixtape for some time now and his view towards making and listening to music has changed; although he has never been interested in recording an album. He wrote:
i’ve been working on the idea of a mixtape for a while now. i’d never really wanted to make an album, but the way I’ve been making and listening to music has changed a lot over the last few years and it doesn’t always make sense on a single or EP. i also had this realisation that I wish my records were better suited to soundtracking people’s bus journeys but so far I’ve only really given you enough music to get half way up walworth road
i’ve made a point of making this record feel really human, light hearted and humorous in places too so that the weirder bits of the record don’t seem too wanky or self-indulgent. there’s so much electronic music that I love but I never really connected to the space age, distant land of whoever your graphic designer is presentation of it all – so hopefully this feels a bit more personal. there’s a load of voice notes from family members in there too, pretty much my only contact with them over lockdown. my dad recently showed me this extensive list he’d made of the amount of times we’d moved house growing up (my head count is 16 btw). he’s an engineer so a lot of my childhood was spent following the work. unsurprisingly that’s led to me thinking about family & belonging as i’ve got older and how that relates to my music.
in my head this is a soul record but I’m not sure that’s how people will hear it. the cover star is my amazing cousin Leighann who introduced me to jungle, d’n’b & uk garage at a young age. without her I wouldn’t be doing what I do today. i love this picture by @marksrosie it reminds me of a sample i wanted to nick from a @potterpayperhimselfinterview that pretty much sums up my career – ‘you never know what a kind word could do for someone’. with that in mind I wanna say a big thank you to all the collaborators on this record, my noble friends (you know who you are), the good people at @xlrecordings and most of all my partner in crime @williamaspden (he’s got kind words in abundance).
available to pre-order and pre-save now – link in my bio.
hope you enjoy it, thanks for your patience and support – it means everything. x p
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The singer also shared the tracklist for his forthcoming debut mixtape.