It's an interesting twist, but funnily enough, this album was originally meant to be an EP. I'd say that, in theory, albums offer a broader canvas to explore new musical territories. They provide room for experimenting with ambient sounds or even delving into beatless tracks – things that don't quite fit the EP format, which tends to be more direct. An album, being a more extensive format, often leans towards a richer musical experience that's meant to be enjoyed at leisure, perhaps at home. It's why you often see electronic music artists inviting collaborators to enhance their album's flavour and explore new directions. Additionally, track lengths on an album don't necessarily have to adhere to a specific DJ structure with beats at the beginning and so on.
Now, this album turned that idea around. When I moved to Berlin, I was swept up in the city's unique club scene, leading to an outpour of creativity. I'd hit the studio after a night out, and the inspiration was flowing like crazy. This resulted in numerous tracks that took my debut album in an unexpected direction. It's quite the opposite of what I'd have imagined. If I rewind a few years, I'd have pictured my album featuring collaborations with jazz musicians, singers, and such. But here we are, with beats reigning supreme on every track. They're all quite lengthy, and there are no guest appearances. But as I said before, at the end of the day, what matters most is staying aligned with the present moment. Sometimes you don’t need to think too much. When it feels right, then it is. So, I've embraced this philosophy, and I'm looking at the album format in a completely fresh light.