George Fitzgerald releases brand new track “Setting Sun”
New album Stellar Drifting out September 2nd
With his third album Stellar Drifting, George FitzGerald unveils a record of wide-eyed wonder and emotion, filled with glistening melodies and iridescent electronics. A forward-thinking growth in both scope and composition, the album stands up with its feet on the dancefloor, but its heart 1000 miles above the earth. Revealing an exclusive Spotify DJ mix, FitzGerald also unveils Stellar Drifting’s emotional apex; a brand new track titled “Setting Sun”.
A subtly pulsing cut of expansive electronica, “Setting Sun” glows with the sense of adventure that imbues Stellar Drifting throughout. Gradually building from a warm soundscape that embodies the changing of time, “Setting Sun” builds incrementally with glistening synths and an uplifting bass tone that engages the shifting emotions that come with time passing. A simultaneously driving yet gentle centrepiece to the album, “Setting Sun” shows FitzGerald at his most masterful; utilising opposing facets of his sonic arsenal to create a piece that guides the listener through a journey through space and memory.
“Setting Sun” was made to record a moment between great changes – the excitement of a new beginning mixed with the sadness of an ending. I wanted to capture the grandeur and timelessness of electronic music from previous eras, which is so good at conveying this particular combination of emotions. It was written and recorded across a few magical days with my good friends Lawrence Hart and Mike Le Sirge.” says George.
“Setting Sun” comes courtesy of a new exclusive DJ mix recorded by FitzGerald for Spotify; a 15-track encapsulation of where his sound lies within the club space, featuring songs by the likes of Daphni, Axel Boman, Jacques Greene, Vegyn and more.
“Setting Sun” starts with this dazzling introduction to the elevated synth notes and delicate beats, and a truly immersive atmosphere engulfs the audience. That atmosphere grows, enhances, and brings more rhythmic attributes to the soundscape. George FitzGerald has mastered the ability to create such consuming electronic pieces with a lasting touch.
George FitzGerald has been a preeminent figure in electronic music for over a decade, keeping one foot in the underground and one in the mainstream. He was at the cutting edge of the UK scene when he worked at London’s iconic Black Market Records, then spending a decade in Berlin releasing on revered labels like Aus and Hotflush Recordings, before signing to Domino and transitioning from club producer to album artist. Two critically acclaimed albums followed, 2015’s Fading Love and 2018’s All That Must Be, featuring collaborations with the likes of Bonobo and Tracey Thorn and elevating his sound to a more atmospheric and worldwide status.
As part of his North American, EU, UK tour announced earlier this year, George Fitzgerald is playing KOKO in London in October as well as two special intimate in-store shows at Rough Trade London and Bristol in September.
Stellar Drifting (DS142) will be available on CD, LP and Deluxe LP. The Deluxe LP is on limited clear vinyl and includes a bonus 12” including exclusive track “Venera” on Side A and 16 locked grooves on Side B, also on clear vinyl.