Jon Hopkins to release next album, Singularity on May 4th

Singularity, his first since 2013’s breakthrough, Immunity. Singularity is due for release on 4th May. Along with news of Singularity, Hopkins has shared ‘Emerald Rush’ the first track to be released from the album.

Singularity begins and ends on the same note: a universe beginning, expanding, and contracting towards the same infinitesimal point. Where Immunity – his hypnotic breakthrough LP – charted the dark alternative reality of an epic night out, Singularity explores the dissonance between dystopian urbanity and the green forest. It is a journey that returns to where it began – from the opening note of foreboding to the final sound of acceptance.

Shaped by his experiences with meditation and trance states, the album flows seamlessly from rugged techno to transcendent choral music, from solo acoustic piano to psychedelic ambient. Its epic musical palette is visceral and emotionally honest: with a destructive opener full of industrial electronics and sonic claustrophobia and a redemptive, pure end on solo piano.

Exploring the connectivity of the mind, sonics and the natural world, Singularity reflects the different psychological states Hopkins experienced while writing and recording. It is a transformative trip of defiance from his initial sense of frustration at the state of the contemporary world to the ultimate conclusion that a true sense of peace and belonging can only come from nature.

Listen to ‘Emerald Rush’ and watch the animated video, directed by Robert Hunter & Elliot below

In addition to news of Singularity, Hopkins has announced a run of live dates across the UK & Europe with US dates to be announced shortly.

He will also be making a number of festival appearances in 2018:


10.10 – Rockefeller – Oslo
12.10 – Den Grå Hal – Copenhagen
18.10 – Vicar Street – Dublin
19.10- SWG3 – Glasgow
20.10 – Paradiso for ADE – Amsterdam
24.10 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels
25.10 – Astra – Berlin
26.10 – Le Trianon – Paris
02.11 – Brixton Academy – London
17.11 – Boiler Shop – Newcastle
22.11 – Albert Hall – Manchester


07.04 –  Sónar İstanbul – Istanbul (DJ Set)
19.05 – Festival of Disruption – New York
25.05 – Villette Sonique – Paris
26.05 – Department – Stockholm (DJ Set)
02.06 – Primavera – Barcelona
09.06 – Park Life – Manchester
15.06 – Maifeld Derby – Mannheim
23.06 – Body & Soul – Co.Westmeath
29.06 – Down The Rabbit Hole – Ewijk
30.06- ASTRO Festival – Milan
11.07 – DOUR Festival – Dour
13.07 – Melt! Festival – Ferropolis
14.07 – Lovebox Festival – London (DJ Set)
15.07 – Latitude Festival – Henham Park
20.07 – Colours Of Ostrava – Ostrava
26.07 – WWW X – Shibuya
27.07 – Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata
03.08 – OFF Festival – Katowice
04.08 – Wilderness Festival – Cornbury Park
31.08 – Dimensions Festival – Pula

All tickets for UK and European solo shows will be available on general sale Friday 9th March at 10am HERE

Jon Hopkins’ Singularity will be released on special edition double gatefold coloured LP with photographic print, standard LP, CD and digitally on May 4th. You can also pre-save the album on Spotify

For more information visit Jon Hopkin’s website

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