Claptone Announces New Album “Closer”, Premieres New Song “Wake Up” featuring James Vincent McMorrow
- German DJ Claptone announced his upcoming fourth studio album “Closer” would be released on November 12, 2021.
It is his first album in three years. The album comprises of 14-track, featuring guest appearances from Two Another, Mayer Hawthorne, APRE, SPELLES, Seal, Dizzy, Like Mike, Mansionair, Nathan Nicholson, James Vincent McMorrow, Shelly Wale, Lau.Ra, Peter Bjorn and John and Barry Manilow.
Claptone said of the album, “I am a perfectionist full stop. I wrote those songs and I love those songs. And I am very happy with the outcome. Here is so much substance. I love to work with unique voices, unique characters. This pushes me to deliver the best in production as well.”
From the album, he unveiled a new song “Wake Up” along with a music video directed by Keith Musil on July 9, 2021.
He worked with Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow on the track.
He said of the song, “Let 'Wake Up' conquer your heart with intensely deep and honest lyrics on a bed of garage bass with a side of powerful uplifting piano stabs. There's a yearning deeply rooted in too many months of isolation, an emotional congestion that erupts on the dancefloor of the first festival after far too long. James Vincent McMorrow's wonderfully soft, husky soul voice on this piece of vintage 90s pop house evokes moments of happiness and melancholia at the same time.”
- source : Spotify