It’s been a while since Quantic‘s last full solo release, so news of a forthcoming album is well worth the fuss. Due to drop in May on Tru Thoughts, ‘Magnetic’ is Will Holland’s first LP since ‘An Announcement to Answer‘ in 2006. Just after the album was put out Quantic moved to Colombia and his creative output since then has understandably shifted to reflect this change in environment.
‘Magnetic’ is set to embody the enthusiasm and passion for the South American output that Will’s numerous projects, mixes and collaborations have displayed ever since. Lead single ‘Duvidó’ is evidence of the combination of influences and cultures that have seemingly made such an impression on the man. Featuring ‘Pongolove’ (who has worked with Angolan Baile funk superstars Buraka Som Sistema) it’s a driving arrangement set at Cumbia tempo, with a constant guitar line that can only have been the birth of Ghanaian highlife.
The video for the single is also pretty special. Shot by Irish born Brian Cross (aka B+) its a lovingly cut 5 minutes from a South American carnival, bringing the positivity and community spirit to the forefront. Take a look below, and hold tight for the full release in May.