Everything is New is an international outreach project curated by Scottish arts collective Transgressive North and the charity Scottish Love in Action, featuring and in aid of Dalit “untouchable” children in southeast India. The project, which has been running for seven years, comes in thee parts – two separate albums entitled Sun Choir and Boats, and a 70-minute feature film called Everything is New. Both albums will be released on January 20th and the film will be included with the physical copies of Sun Choir.
Sun Choir is a full-length album of new music composed and recorded by Scottish band Marram with and for the Light Of Love Children’s Choir. The effort features stellar contributors including Jarvis Cocker, Owen Pallett, doseone, White Hinterland and Margaret Bennett.
Boats is a double album featuring 29 exclusive new tracks from Four Tet, Dan Deacon, Bear in Heaven, Califone, Deerhoof, El Guincho, Gang Gang Dance, Lucky Dragons, Julian Lynch, Max Tundra, No Age, The Ruby Suns, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), and many more. Each artist who contributed to Boats created a new song using samples of the Light of Love Children’s Choir taken from Marram’s Sun Choir.
YACHT is also one of the artists who contributed to the Boats compilation with the track ‘Icarus Complex’. Here’s what Jamie Chambers and Mike Brogan of Transgressive North said about it:
“We LOVE Icarus Complex and are thrilled that YACHT, one of our absolute favourite bands, are part of the Everything is New project. When we first handed out the samples from the Sun Choir album to all our magnificent BOATS contributors, we asked them to make whatever music they wanted, but to think about what the kids might like to hear themselves singing, hinting that the kids like to DANCE…”
‘Icarus Complex’ has just been made available to stream. Listen to it below and watch a video about the Everything is New project straight after.