UK experimental composer, producer, and singer Loraine James has announced a new album, Gentle Confrontation, due September 22 via Hyperdub (pre-order). It follows her 2022 Julius Eastman tribute and re-interpretation Building Something Beautiful For Me, as well as her self-titled Whatever The Weather LP. Gentle Confrontation comes with contributions by keiyaA, Marina Herlop, George Riley, Contour, Eden Samara, RiTchie of Injury Reserve, Morgan Simpson of black midi, and a song called "One Way Ticket To The Midwest (Emo)" featuring Corey Mastrangelo of Vasudeva. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Alongside the album announcement, Loraine released single and video "2003." It matches intimate lyrics (opening with "When I was seven, my dad went to heaven/Possibly") with glitchy, breathy synth production. A direct address of her past, "2003" sets the tone for Gentle Confrontation, per press release: "She says this is the record a teenage Loraine would like to have made, with musical tendencies that reflect that time, too." Listen to "2003" below.

Loraine James, Gentle Confrontation

Gentle Confrontation Tracklisting
1. Gentle Confrontation
2. 2003
3. Let U Go ft KeiyaA
4. Déjà Vu ft RiTchie of Injury Reserve
5. Prelude of Tired of Me
6. Glitch The System (Glitch Bitch 2)
7. I DM U ft. Morgan Simpson of black midi
8. One Way Ticket To The Midwest (Emo) ft Corey Mastrangelo of Vasudeva
9. Cards With The Grandparents
10. While They Were Singing ft Marina Herlop
11. Try For Me ft Eden Samara
12. Tired of Me
13. Speechless ft George Riley
14. Disjointed (Feeling Like a Kid Again)
15. I’m Trying To Love Myself
16. Saying Goodbye ft Contour
17. Scepticism with Joy ft. mouse on the keys (CD Bonus Track)

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