Today marks the release Tycho’s fifth studio album Weather and his first official album release on Mom + Pop Music & Ninja Tune. For years, we have admired Tycho’s vision and ingenuity and are honored to be a part of bringing his fifth album to life.
The release of Weather marks a bold step forward for Tycho with the introduction of vocal led tracks by Hannah Cottrell, aka Saint Sinner. Cottrell contributes her vocals and lyrics to multiple tracks across the record and was an integral piece to the overall vision for Weather. When speaking on the new collaboration, Scott reflected, “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…I met Hannah Cottrell, and the vocal component of the album immediately came into focus. Our initial sessions were incredibly productive and I strongly identified with the imagery in her lyrics. Her vision folded effortlessly into mine and her voice integrated seamlessly into the sonic landscape, opening new spaces for me as a songwriter and producer.”
In many ways, Weather is the culmination of Tycho’s career as a whole – each prior step taken with intention to land on this new creative ground. The past 13 years have seen Tycho evolve from a part-time side project of a graphic designer (Hansen is known internationally for his distinctive design work as ISO50) into a massively successful and world touring live band. The music, too, has fallen in line with this steep trajectory, and each release has introduced new elements to us, ever expanding into untouched sonic territory.
Longtime collaborators Zac Brown (bass/guitar) and Rory O’Connor (drums) and touring member Billy Kim (keyboards/guitar/bass) will join Hansen on the Weather World Tour. Saint Sinner will also join the live band on all dates as the first touring vocalist with Tycho, bringing a new energy to the show. Check out the dates + grab your tickets below.
Stream/Download the new album and purchase Weather official merch below. Stay tuned for more from Tycho…