Hudson Mohawke officially returns to announce his forthcoming album, Cry Sugar, due August 12th via Warp Records. With the announcement comes new single “Bicstan”, plus an accompanying kingcon2k11-directed Megamix visualizer. Cry Sugar will be available on CD, LP and Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Vinyl.
His third album, Cry Sugar, deepens his practice of producing motivational music for club goers—uplifting the debauchery and inspiring many through his own brand of anthemic maximalism. Trading in his lineage in dark UK back-alleys filled with Glaswegian antipathy for studio sessions with blazed Pavarotti-inspired tenors and drunk string quartets, Mohawke has dialed in an ongoing fascination with melding high and low culture. After all, he is indeed the architect for the high peaks of high-definition trap production that became embellished in the 2010s—a style that has been appropriated in everything from beer can littered college parties to Arby’s commercials. American decadence becomes a stage for his music to thrive—where the DJ booth becomes a composer’s podium for him to conduct the tense drama between debauchery and apocalypse.
Cry Sugar serves as Hudson Mohawke’s first work deeply informed by apocalyptic film scores and soundtracks by everyone from the late Vangelis to the goofy major-chord pomp of 90s John Williams. Cry Sugar also serves as Mohawke’s own demented OST to score the twilight of our cultural meltdown. As the album’s artwork (by Wayne Horse & Willehad Eilers) depicts—we are arm-in-arm with the Ghostbusters marshmallow man, returning home while swinging a bottle of Jack only to gaze out at the gray tempest of a coming catastrophe. Stay tuned for more from Hudson Mohawke coming soon. In 2022, we cry sugar.