Peggy Gou Unveils Debut Album 'I Hear You,' Shares "1+1=11"

The record features guest appearances from Lenny Kravitz and Villano Antillano

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 4, 2024

Producer Peggy Gou has finally announced her full-length debut album, previewed today by new single "1+1=11."

Following the EPs Once and Moment, as well as the DJ-Kicks mix, I Hear You is due June 7 through XL Recordings. It includes the Lenny Kravitz collaboration "I Believe in Love Again" and previous singles "(It Goes Like) Nanana" and "I Go," one of Exclaim!'s Best Songs of 2023. There's also a new collaboration with Puerto Rican rap sensation Villano Antillano.

"I Hear You is more than just my debut album," Gou said in a statement. "It embodies countless hours of dedication in my journey to create something timeless, and is a testament to the power of listening, to ourselves and to each other."

Hypnotic new single "1+1=11" arrives alongside a video directed by and starring Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, whose art piece Psychoacoustic empathy amp (2023) is worn by Gou on the album cover. Of the video, he shared:

Sculpture and dance are both non-verbal languages. Sometimes in order to communicate, you simply have to move. That's what happened when I first met Peggy. We were having lunch, talking about our shared interests in psychosonics, rhythm, and movement, and to show her the moves I was talking about, I stood up in the restaurant to dance. I was thrilled that she later asked me to dance on video for one of her upcoming releases and to develop the visual language for it. By bringing together dance — embodied exploration of space — with colourful shadows, lights, and mirrors, I was able to bring some of the key interests that have long shaped my art into an entirely new context. Working together has been rewarding and a lot of fun!

Check that out below, and keep scrolling for the full album tracklist details.

I Hear You:

1. Your Art
2. Back to One
3. I Believe in Love Again (with Lenny Kravitz)
4. All That (feat. Villano Antillano)
5. (It Goes Like) Nanana
6. Lobster Telephone
7. Seoulsi Peggygou (서울시페기구)
8. I Go
9. Purple Horizon
10. 1+1=11

Pre-order I Hear You.

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