Innovative French artist SebastiAn releases a brand new video to accompany ‘Sober’ – the fifth track to be taken from his sophomore album, ‘Thirst’, which is released 8th November via Ed Banger Records / Because Music. The album is available to pre-order now.
The pulsating synth driven track features rich vocals from rising London artist Bakar and a signature SebastiAn bassline. The single is taken from his first album in eight years, following 2011 debut, ‘Total’. Previous tracks released from the new album include ‘Thirst’, ‘Run for Me’ featuring acclaimed US R&B singer Gallant, ‘Better Now’ featuring American singer Mayer Hawthorne, and ‘Beograd’.
SebastiAn says of ‘Sober’: “I’m thrilled to have Bakar on my new single because he has the best communicative energy in the whole world. Making the track together was a breeze; he’s so easy to work with, I love his instinctive intensity.”
Bakar says:“Working with SebastiAn has been a great progression for me, a dream of mine too. We started working on music for my LP and once I learnt that he was working on a follow-up album I instantly wanted to be involved! I feel honoured that he brought me into his world.”
Bringing different styles together as one on the new record – from European techno and electro to classic pop and R&B, hip-hop and American gospel – SebastiAn has also called upon an impressive list of artists to feature on the 14-track album. They include acclaimed singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (SebastiAn primarily produced her 2017 album ‘Rest’), cult pop duo Sparks, Grammy-nominated singer Mayer Hawthorne, American singer/songwriter Syd from The Internet and experimental Iranian/Dutch artist Sevdaliza.
SebastiAn says the approach of making the new album was formed by his previous production work with the contrasting personalities of Frank Ocean and Charlotte Gainsbourg and switching his process accordingly. He explains: “I found this really interesting. My record came about from all the encounters I made going between these two projects.”