Following the release of his highly-praised EP 'Concrete' in 2021, VC Pines has now announced his plans for his debut studio album, arriving later this year.
The new full-length 'MRI' will include the previously shared tracks 'Dangling' and 'Running', is being previewed by the new lead single 'Colours', and is set to be released on the 8th September via Believe.
Speaking about the new record, he said, "MRI encapsulates the shifts and the scoops that my brain goes through on a daily basis. It covers themes of neurology, love, jealousy, addictions, confusion, nurture and most of all nostalgia. I wanted the opening track, 'Chamber' to feel and sound like a seizure. It's warm and welcoming and soft, much like the pre-sensations I have, but stitched to it is the huge juxtaposition of an MRI scan, stabbing into your ears and carving mental scars like some aggravated, untamed beast until it eventually falls asleep. The album rises and falls, a bit like growing up in London. Sometimes you feel like jumping out into the world or out the window, and other days you need to dive down and be alone in your thoughts. As an independent artist, creating this was a difficult but rewarding process, especially being able to retain full creative control. It's tough exposing yourself and your insecurities on a record, but I really feel like a weight has been lifted."
While adding about 'Colours', "Colours was written between myself, Ross MacDonald (The 1975) and songwriter/producer Ed Thomas. It takes the piss out of drunken calls to your ex. The mid section hits like a sudden wave of regret that you'd feel the morning after, until inevitably you get drunk again and your cares are thrown back out the window.
"I also wanted the song itself to sound and move like a London night bus journey on the top deck. Certain elements come in and out like the characters you encounter.We wrote the song at Ed's studio, and later me and Ross built on the production together. I loved each step of the process and letting the tune grow and grow until it explodes into the fast paced traffic that it is at the end."
Have a listen to 'Colours' in the player below.