UNKLE has revealed that he will be releasing a new album titled The Road Part 1 on June 23rd. UNKLE (James Lavelle) has had a long 25 year career being a curator, tastemaker and artist. The new album represents a collection of songs that were inspired by Lavelle’s curation of the 2014 Meltdown festival at Southbank. It was the most successful festival so far. On the journey to creating The Road Part 1, UNKLE was able to collaborate and create with new people Jon Theodore, Justin Stanley who all make strong contributions to the new album.
In an attempt to create something fresh and new, the album was created in the UK, Los Angeles, and Europe all different places that are sure to carry different types of inspiration. Lavelle had one goal when making this album, to unite the mix of ideas, cultures and genres. Lavelle had this to say about the album.
“I hadn’t made a record in a long time, and the incarnation of UNKLE had changed in that now, it was me on my own. For that reason, I wanted to make a record that I hadn’t been able to before, going back to the roots of where I came from, with a foot in modern London.”
Iter I: Have You Looked at Yourself
“Farewell” Featuring YSÉE, ESKA, Elliott Power, Keaton Henson, Liela Moss, Mïnk, Dhani Harrison
& Steven Young
“Looking For The Rain” Featuring Mark Lanegan & Eska
“Cowboys or Indians” Featuring Elliott Power, MÏNK & YSÉE
Iter II: How Do You Feel
Nowhere To Run/Bandits
Iter III: Keep on Runnin’
“Stole Enough” Featuring Mïnk
“Arms Length” Featuring Elliott Power, Mïnk & Callum Finn
Iter IV: We Are Stardust
“Sonata” Featuring Keaton Henson
“The Road” Featuring ESKA
Iter V: Friend or Foe
“Sunrise (Always Comes Around)” Featuring Liela Moss
“Sick Lullaby” Featuring Keaton Henson
Along with the announcement of a new album they also released a new video for their song “The Road” which you can watch below.