It’s been a long three years since Chicane emerged with his sixth studio album, ‘The Sum Of Its Parts’. A lot of changes – both personal and otherwise – have come to pass since then and now, the legendary electronic music icon gives fans a taste of what’s to come through ‘Serendipity’, the first single of the U.K. staple act’s forthcoming seventh studio album: ‘The Place You Can’t Remember, The Place You Can’t Forget’ (due on June 8).
Reflecting those changes while still appealing to the older followers of Chicane’s trailblazing music, ‘The Place You Can’t Remember, The Place You Can’t Forget’ sees the return of the soul-searching, achingly addictive sounds of classic Chicane, recorded in the new Modena 4 studio with a host of guest vocalists and writers. A collection of songs rather than a collection of streams, the album includes – of course – today’s discovery ‘Serendipity’, an evergreen slice of sonic beauty that features the songwriting skills and vocal performance of Tracy Ackerman, known for her work on Chicane’s 2000 classic ‘No Ordinary Morning’.
From the ethereal opening of ‘Running To The Sea’ and the pure exuberance of ‘Nirvana’ to the coolness of ‘Ten Deep’, the plaintive ‘I Came Here For You’ and the poignant memories of heartbreak in ‘Fear I Must First Let You Go’, ‘The Place I Can’t Remember, The Place I Can’t Forget’ has something for all emotions. It resonates with the Chicane of old and the Chicane of now, and will prove a truly memorable and unforgettable offering able to withstand the test of time whenever it comes knocking.
1. Running to the Sea
4. Love That’s Hard to Find
5. Chord-Less Yacht
9. I Came Here for You
10. Ten Deep
11. Fear I Must First Let You Go
A few months ago, we had the chance to interview Chicane after a local show. Feel free to indulge yourself with one hell of a story here.