Brighton producer El. Train returns to our hearts once again with a sublime new album filled with lo-fi/R&B/electronic brilliance titled ‘And Then We Woke Up’, his first feature length release since his debut album ‘Puzzles’ in 2019 that showcase a crisp and clean production base with plenty of groove for us to enjoy for days on end.
Throughout the thirteen tracks on offer throughout ‘And Then We Woke Up’, El. Train delivers a pretty impressive support casts with the likes of Kallitechnis, Kaisha, Jaz Lund, Fliss, Paal Singh and Byulah that further heighten the smoothness on offer within each individual offering. In true El. Train fashion, this new album is drenched in charisma and allure with its bright instrumentation featuring the fresh acoustic guitars, uplifting percussion and booming bass lines that set the platform for us all to fully get amongst the good times on offer.
“When the lockdown hit, I kind of ramped up my work rate. The idea for this album began to take shape towards the end of 2020. I’d been working on so much new music with all these amazing people without ever meeting anybody in person (those pesky lockdowns!). The music industry itself completely ground to a halt for 18 months and it felt to me like we were all kind of hibernating. ‘And Then We Woke Up’ is meant to encapsulate the feeling of returning to some sort of normality after what feels like an extended period of hibernation” – El. Train