Leon Vynehall has shared "English Oak," the latest single to be taken from his upcoming debut album Nothing Is Still.
Since the album announcement, Vynehall has shared "Envelopes (Chapter VI)" and "Movements (Chapter III)" as well as their accompanying videos (directed by Young Replicant) and novella chapters. Today he has followed up with "English Oak," a track with an infectious rhythm that nods towards Vynehall's dancefloor prowess while flowing seamlessly into the structure of this grand, textural album. The track is based around a surreal dream that Vynehall's grandmother had about falling from the top of the Chrysler Building during her time in New York. As well as the original, he has shared a Gerd Janson remix.
Nothing Is Still is, at its core, an album dedicated to Vynehall's grandparents. Emigrating from a leafy south-east U.K. to New York City in the 1960s, their seven-day journey via boat from Southampton to Brooklyn, and the stories that followed, have only truly come to light upon the passing of his grandfather four years ago. What followed was a series of in-depth conversations with his Grandmother to find out as much as he could about this part of his family history that was seemingly hidden in plain sight.
01. From The Sea/It Looms (Chapters I & II)
02. Movements (Chapter III)
03. Birds On The Tarmac (Footnote III)
04. Julia (Footnote IV)
05. Drinking It In Again (Chapter IV)
06. Trouble - Parts I, II, & III (Chapter V)
07. Envelopes (Chapter VI)
08. English Oak (Chapter VII)
09. Ice Cream (Chapter VIII)
10. It Breaks (Chapter IX)
Nothing Is Still LP will land on June 15 via Ninja Tune, with "English Oak (Chapter VII)" streaming in full below.