Recently, M83 hasn’t been very active. Their last album came out in 2008, and their only real project since then was composing a film score (though they did at least write two new songs for it). A shame, really, because vocalist/keyboardist Morgan Kibby’s gorgeous voice deserves more attention. However, it now looks like the spotlight will be back on her.
After touring with M83, Kibby has begun her own solo project, White Sea. Now, she is set to come out with her first EP, This Frontier. When we say solo project, we really mean solo project — the album is conceived, recorded, and produced almost entirely on her own. The five song record is said to “explode with cinematic crescendos, tinkling chimes, shining harmonies, dramatic bass lines, party beats, tempered synthesizers…” Combined with her vocals, it sounds simply inviting.
This Frontier will be available digitally on October 5th. Kirby plans to tour in support of the album, but no dates have been announced yet. We’ll be sure to update you on that as soon as they are.