Douglas has always used conceptual frameworks to facilitate the writing process, and Delphi is no exception. This time the Canadian artist worked with his girlfriend Olivia Dreisinger to develop a fictional character named Delphi around whom the album story develops. On a deeper level, Delphi represents the hurdles faced by modern lovers, and those felt personally by Douglas.
“Olivia and I started making the album cover as soon as I knew what direction Delphi was headed in," Douglas recalls. "I took objects that had significance to me at the time of production and physically recreated them as 'Delphi world' objects, so that the album’s narrative and tracks are represented in the cover photo."
Douglas ended up working on Delphi for over a year, and explains that it grew in parallel to his own life. "It became story-like, and I embraced the story-like quality of it," he says.
The 13-track album is Douglas' first solo release since 2017.
01. Skype Ghost
02. Club Dread
05. A Hostile Message
06. Healing Labyrinth
08. First Delphic Hymn (To Apollo)
09. Cave Moth
10. Castalian Fountain
11. Ecstatic Dance
12. Delphi's Song
13. Some Dust
Delphi lands on July 19, with "Castalian Fountain" streaming below.