Willits is an artist, musician, and guitarist, and one of Ghostly's core artists since the early 2000s. His releases span introspective solo albums, widescreen audiovisuals, and unbridled collaborations, including two albums with Ryuichi Sakamoto and productions with Tycho. His last solo album, Horizon, came in 2017.
The five compositions on Sunset move from warm to cool, and are designed as a soundtrack to embrace the day's end; a collective letting go. Willits gives the following simple instructions: "Begin the music 15 minutes before the sun sets.”
“When I was 12, I realized that my life’s path was to make music in the service of love and healing. Music is a medicine that allows us to feel, listen, and ultimately surrender to the present moment," Willits says. "The compositions I create move through my imagination, heart, and hands, like guitar through a speaker, and light through a lens. I am continuously learning and evolving with the process; a practice of letting go of all that I create, as it creates me.”
Willits is also the director and co-founder of the nonprofit Envelop, leading a mission to amplify the connective power of music through immersive audio venues and spatial audio production tools.
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Sunset LP lands June 14 via Ghostly International.