Following the release of the first single “Easy,” Tycho returns with the announcement of his 5th studio album Weather and the release of the second single “Pink & Blue.” The new single “Pink & Blue” premiered today as a “World First” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show on Apple Music. The song is accompanied by an official music video that features Saint Sinner, the lead vocalist on the track.
The album marks a new direction from Tycho which may surprise fans. Speaking about the creative process, Scott Hanson (aka Tycho) stated, “When setting out to record Weather I wanted to finally fulfill what had been a vision of mine since the beginning: to incorporate the most organic instrument of all, the human voice.” While developing the initial concepts of the album, Scott met Hannah Cottrell, aka Saint Sinner, and the vocal component of the album immediately came into focus. Though this is his first album to prominently feature vocals, Tycho is no stranger to creative risks: “With each Tycho album, my goal has been to evolve and broaden the sound…Once I was beyond Science of Patterns (2002) and Past Is Prologue (2006), two primarily electronic solo efforts, I began incorporating more organic sounds and instrumentation. Dive (2011) saw the addition of guitar and bass guitar while Awake (2014) took it a step further with guitars pushed to the forefront and the use of live drum performances for the first time. Epoch (2016) honed that sound further balancing the electronic and organic components that defined Tycho.”
In support of Weather, Tycho will embark on an extensive World Tour spanning 20119 and 2020, including stops at the Sydney Opera House, Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival, both the Los Angeles and Berkeley Greek Theaters and Summerstage in New York City. Longtime collaborators Zac Brown, Rory O’Connor, Billy Kim, and Saint Sinner are all set to join the band on the upcoming World Tour. Be sure to grab your tickets to the tour below!
You can stream/download the new track and watch the official music video for “Pink & Blue” below. Tycho’s new album Weather is set to arrive via Mom + Pop and Ninja Tune on July 12th, 2019. You can pre-order and pre-save the new record, Weather, below.
Stay tuned for more from Tycho…