JON HOPKINS "WE DISAPPEAR FEAT. LULU JAMES"; JULY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Jon Hopkins | 02/05/14

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Today, Jon Hopkins shares “We Disappear feat. Lulu James,” a collaborative reworking of the opening track from the Mercury-nominated Immunity. Listen to it below. The title track will be available backed with a remix by Moderat digitally and on 12” vinyl on June 30. The title track is available to purchase digitally now.

This is the second collaboration on an Immunity single, following up “Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring.” A fan of Hopkins’ work, and known for her beautifully emotive, atmospheric vocals, it seemed right for rising star Lulu James to contribute vocals to “We Disappear.” The pair met when performing at Unknown Festival in Croatia, then soon after put down vocals at Hopkins' London studio. Hopkins then built a new version of the track around James' contributions, and the result is much sparser, and almost Lynchian - darkly atmospheric, pulsing and retaining the urgency of the original, but adding new depth with James' stunningly soulful vocal performance.

Since the release of Immunity, Jon Hopkins has taken his live show around all corners of the globe and played some of his biggest shows to date. This summer, Hopkins will return to North America for several headline shows and festival performances including Pitchfork Music Festival and Osheaga. All North American shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday May 2.  A full list of dates is below.

05-01 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
05-02 Helsinki, FI - Kaiku
05-03 Brussels, BE - AB
05-09 Warsaw, PL - Free Form Festival
05-10 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape
05-22 Berlin, DE - Electronic Beats
05-23 Köln, DE - Melt! Klub Weekender
05-24 Rome, IT - Spring Attitude Festival
05-31 Nagano, JP - Taico Festival
06-05 Paris, FR - Villette Sonique
06-07 London, UK - Field Day
06-08 Manchester, UK - Park Life
06-13 Barcelona, ES - Sónar
06-14 Lisbon, PT - Musicbox
06-21 Clonmellon, IE - Body & Soul
07-11-13 Saugerties, NY - The Hudson Project
07-13 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
07-17 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
07-19 Toronto, ON - Time Music Festival
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-22 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
07-23 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
07-24 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
07-26 Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
07-31 Miami, FL - Bardot
08-01-03 Montreal, QC - Osheaga
08-06 Oslo, NO - Øya Festival
08-09 Skipton, UK - Beacons Festival
08-29 Pula, HR - Dimensions Festival

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