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i_O’s label releases posthumous album ‘Warehouse Summer time’

i_O’s file label Armada has shock dropped a posthumous album, ‘Warehouse Summer time’, a collaboration with Canadian singer Lights.

The album was made shortly earlier than the DJ and producer, whose actual identify was Garrett Falls Lockhart, handed away in November 2020 on the age of 30. His loss of life was attributable to a “sudden and deadly arrhythmia” associated to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune situation the place the immune system assaults the thyroid gland and causes it to change into infected and underactive. He had launched a trilogy of EPs known as ‘444’ earlier that yr and had additionally beforehand labored with Grimes on her 2019 tune ‘Violence’.

Lights shared an emotional assertion to Twitter on the day the album was launched (November 23) telling the story of how the album got here to be and what occurred to it after i_O’s loss of life.

“‘Warehouse Summer time’ is a 14-song album I made with i_o in 2020. It’s one factor that can at all times stay a triumph, a bittersweet opus from that yr.

“Garrett and I spent late nights scrounging up goal in making this music, utilizing it to mull over each inch of life. On facetime he’d tinker with samples n sip rice wine or a random beer he discovered whereas I plucked away on ambient guitar tones mumbling lyrics.

“Every tune we made flowed proper into the subsequent, one by fourteen of them, nothing was arduous after we have been engaged on ‘Warehouse Summer time’ (the mission identify was determined just about after we wrote the primary tune, Supermelt).

“The primary time I listened to this once more was 20 months after he handed, i dusted off the db hyperlink and shook the entire approach by. I’m reminded that even in your darkest moments you may emerge with outstanding reminiscences. I’ll at all times, at all times cherish this one.

“I gained’t communicate way more on this trigger I don’t wish to communicate for him, however sick say this: Garrett at all times mentioned ‘Warehouse Summer time’ felt like the sensation you get if you depart the rave at 4am and the air is scorching and sticky and also you’re lifeless af however alive. Like ghosts using penny boards.

“I hope you are feeling each little bit of this if you take heed to ‘Warehouse Summer time.’ It’s intense and mild, like he was. I misplaced a pricey pal and musical accomplice, I miss him very a lot. 444ever. I might say he was so fucking inspiring however he would hate that.”

i_O’s household additionally shared an announcement of their very own.

“We’d prefer to thank all who’ve patiently and lovingly stood by ready for us, G’s household, to say sure to releasing these final tracks.

“Thanks to the i_o administration for bringing collectively all of the groups essential to launch these final tracks of music produced by Garrett & Lights. We’re grateful to them and so many others for his or her common “check-ins” with us, permitting us time and house to overlook him and grieve his absence. We beloved listening to from so many, as every of us keep in mind Garrett in numerous methods. A few of your tales made us snigger or smile, others made us cry, for it’s in these tales we relived a lot of what Garrett was about as an individual and within the some ways his life impacted every of us.

“Thanks for sharing yourselves with us, it has actually helped within the therapeutic. We hope with this music launch there shall be therapeutic for others as nicely. Proceed to take mild care of yourselves and one another, remembering how fragile life might be.”

‘Warehouse Summer time’ is the second full-length mission Lights has launched this yr, after her fifth album ‘PEP’ got here out in April.



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