Yann Tiersen details upcoming album, and announces live dates

Yann Tiersen - ∞ (Infinity) - Prologue II

Last October we got the first taste of Yann Tiersen‘s new work in the form of the dreamy cut ‘Janet’, taken from a soundtrack he scored. The French composer had previously announced the release of a new album, and more details have now emerged. ∞ (Infinity), the follow-up to 2011′s Skyline, will see the light of day on May 19th via Mute. Recorded between between Paris, Ouessant and Iceland, ∞ (Infinity) saw Tiersen collaborating with native language speakers in some of the album tracks sung and spoken in Breton, Faroese and Icelandic.
∞ (Infinity) will be debuted live in a special sold out performance at the ICA in London on May 14th. In support of the album, Tiersen has just announced a set of live dates in New York’s The Highline on May 31st, London’s Royal Festival Hall on September 26th, and Paris’ Olympia on October 27th.
To entice us further, an album trailer filmed on Ushant Island, Brittany, has been unveiled. Watch it beneath.

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