Please note this is a preorder and will be shipped out of 4th June Release date.
Loraine James comes with her second album for Hyperdub, made in the summer of 2020. Reflection is a turbulent expression of inner-space, laid out in unflinching honesty, that offers gentle empathy and bitter-sweet hope.
2020 was tough for Loraine; unable to tour and build on the success of For You And I, Loraine was prolific in the studio, self releasing, plus releasing the well received stepping-stone Nothing EP, which realised a unique pop sensibility she develops more here. Her 2020 listening habits - Drill and R&B seep through into Reflection too. In contrast to the brash splashes of For You And I and the grimey anger of Nothing, Reflection is pared down and confident, taking the listener through how the year felt as a young Black queer woman and her acolytes in a world that has suddenly stopped moving.
released June 4, 2021
Featuring vocals from Eden Samara, Baths, Le3 bLACK, Xzavier Stone, Nova, Iceboy Violet, who compliment her own diaristic lyrics.
Like having a pair of arms embrace you while you're blanketed and shivering in a dark corner of an abandoned cottage in the woods. Shadow Paradise in particular was the only thing keeping me from breaking down entirely at one point. Beautiful release. SAW-LEI-VE