You Will Return feat. Alice Russell
Released: 16th Jun, 2014
Label: Tru Thoughts
“You Will Return” feat. Alice Russell, out digitally on 16th June, is the second single from Quantic’s ‘Magnetica’ album (out 5th May), a hugely anticipated LP which has lived up to its hype with glowing reviews across the board and a major feature in The Guardian, which delved into the impulses and experiences behind this record and compared Will “Quantic” Holland to other “global music adventurers” such as Damon Albarn and Gilles Peterson.
“You Will Return” is a bittersweet dose of soulful psychedelic folk that sees Tru Thoughts label-mate and long-time collaborator Alice Russell giving a beautifully wistful and potent vocal turn among Holland’s glistening layers of banjo, accordion and guitar, and a subtly driving beat. With an exquisite lacework of harmonies, and string arrangements (courtesy of world-renowned Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) this sliver of timeless perfection with a twist calls to mind the last time Quantic and Alice Russell joined forces, on 2012’s full collaborative album and BBC 6Music Playlisted title track “Look Around The Corner”. Testament to this song’s popularity, an alternative upfront version of “You Will Return”, released on an exclusive Record Store Day 7”, sold out in rapid fashion.
Following the Angolan highlife-infused party starter, “Duvido” feat. Pongo Love - the first single, in April, which gained heavy airplay from Gilles Peterson, Radcliffe & Maconie, Huey Morgan, Lauren Laverne and Nemone (BBC 6Music), Toddla T (MOS), John Kennedy (XFM), Mi-Soul, Jason Bentley (KCRW) and more, plus 65,000+ video views - this second official single illuminates a different facet of the wide-ranging and ambitious ‘Magnetica’ album.
'Magnetica' is the first Quantic album under his main solo moniker since 2006’s ‘An Announcement To Answer’; in the interim this British born troubadour has spent seven years living and working in Colombia, making music with some of the World’s greatest talents and raising his profile yet further through various projects. Revisiting his roots as an electronic producer, ‘Magnetica’ finds Quantic belnding cutting-edge and distinctive production with elements of folk, reggae, soul, highlife, cumbia and more, and demonstrating the rare quality and artistry that has enchanted fans and tastemakers across the world for more than a decade. The sound is a meeting of worlds; revelling in recent technological advancements and the opportunities they offer for innovation, while drawing heavily on his years of immersion in analogue, live tropical soul music. Among the melting pot of international styles that the world has come to expect from this endlessly curious musician, on 'Magnetica', Holland also found space to celebrate the home grown English folk influences of his upbringing, which are in glorious evidence “You Will Return” feat. Alice Russell.
Continuing the worldwide buzz, Quantic will be touring ‘Magnetica’ throughout May and June (including a headline set at London’s KOKO) with his new live band set-up, developed in collaboration with Ableton to bring to life the incredible mix of live analogue folkloric styles and cutting edge electronic elements on the album.