Harrison Announces New Album 'Birds, Bees, the Clouds & the Trees'
Listen to two new singles, "Bump" (featuring M.E.D. and Guilty Simpson) and "Inthecoupe"
Published Mar 14, 2023Toronto producer Harrison has shared details of his upcoming new album Birds, Bees, the Clouds & the Trees, out April 28 via Last Gang Records / MNRK.
To preview the effort, today the musician shares two new singles — "Bump" (featuring M.E.D. and Guilty Simpson) and "Inthecoupe" — which follow February releases "Float" and "View from the Sky," and his team-up with TOBi on 2022 single "Outta This World."
"'Bump' Is a love letter to some of my favourite rappers growing up. M.E.D. and Guilty have been huge influences on me since I was 16," Harrison said in a release. "Understanding their beat choices on producers they worked with was a really helpful growing tool. The instrumental for 'Bump' was actually originally different. They found the pocket I was looking for on this new joint. I'm floored that they were kind enough to join me on this album."
He continued: "'Inthecoupe' is a reminder to myself to not be so serious all the time. My love for jazz is very deep but I still love making fun dance music. A playful song revolving around a brass synth and a bounce."
The 16-track album is said to blend "classic and contemporary jazz ingredients, sharp verses and prose lined with Brazilian bossa, funk, old-school hip-hop and rhythmic texture," and features further contributions from Kadhja Bonet and Nanna.B.
Listen to both new tracks in the player below, where you'll also find the album's full tracklisting.
Birds, Bees, the Clouds & the Trees:
3. Outta This World (featuring TOBi)
5. Like When We Were Kids
6. Bump (featuring M.E.D. and Guilty Simpson)
7. Honey Harbor (Bill's Song)
8. Music Box
9. Around You
10. Float (featuring Kadhja Bonet)
13. 7 pm
14. Blue Sky (featuring Nanna.B)
15. A View from the Sky