OUT 27 MAY 2022
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE, BODIES OF WATER
Pre-order Baby, We’re Ascending here: https://mute.ffm.to/haai
Following an incredible start to the year that saw her grace the cover of Mixmag, visionary producer, singer & DJ HAAi – aka Teneil Throssell – announces her highly anticipated debut album Baby, We’re Ascending, out on 27 May 2022 via Mute. Today’s announcement follows her recent collaboration with Romy (xx) & Fred Again…lights out, which has already amassed over 30 plays on Radio1 and been supported across 6Music, Capital, KISS & Capital Dance.
Alongside unveiling the LP, Teneil also releases ‘Bodies Of Water’, the first single from the album.
Listen to ‘Bodies Of Water’ here:
Already one of the most beloved electronic artists working today, whose fans range from The Chemical Brothers to Jon Hopkins, 2022 will see HAAi move from being one of the most esteemed producers and DJs on the scene into a fully-fledged artistic force capable of transcending the genre. Nowhere is this more evident than her most personal and reflective project yet, Baby, We’re Ascending.
With community and collaboration being a key theme running throughout the LP, Baby, We’re Ascending features an all-star line-up of contributors including Jon Hopkins, Alexis Taylor, Moxie, Obi Franky as well as the spoken word poet and trans-visibility activist Kai-Isaiah Jamal. Additionally, Teneil chose to craft the album alongside a roster of exceptional female and non-binary creatives including designer Raissa Pardini, mixing engineer Marta Salogni (Björk, Romy), engineer/producer Francine Perry, string arranger Quinta and creative director & long-time collaborator Imogene Barron.
The result is a record that seamlessly merges elements of techno, house, drum n bass, downtempo and pop-leaning electro in a profoundly beautiful way that is singular in vision.
Speaking about the album, Teneil says, “Getting this album out of my head and computer is quite the cathartic experience.
Baby, We’re Ascending is a hyperactive journey, that feels like a real reflection of who I am.
I’m so proud of every second of it.
Of all the experimentation as well as the collaborators.
It was made with great love and care,
I hope you enjoy.”
Since scoring an early BBC1 Essential Mix of the Year win in 2018, HAAi has established herself as both one of the fastest rising young voices in electronic music and a figurehead within the scene intent on creating safe, inclusive spaces for all. From headlining the dance stage at last year’s All Points East to selling out a very special show at Village Underground in November, HAAi has brought her showstopping sets everywhere from Block 9 at Glastonbury to Primavera and played venues as diverse as Circa Loco and the Tate Modern (where she performed at Prada Extends alongside Richie Hawtin, Overmono & OK Williams). HAAi also runs cult electronic label Radical New Theory with her partner Alice Pelly to give a platform to some of the best new and undiscovered artists working today.
Baby, We’re Ascending is available on Limited Special Edition Splattered Double Vinyl, packaged in a gatefold sleeve with fluorescent pink ink, spot gloss varnish and embossing. Further versions include Sky Blue Vinyl Edition, CD and digital.
BABY, WE’RE ASCENDING TRACKLISTING
Bodies Of Water
Human Sound (feat. Kai-Isaiah Jamal & Obi Franky)
Louder Always Better
Biggest Mood Ever (feat. Alexis Taylor)
I’ve Been Thinking A Lot Lately
Purple Jelly Disc (feat. Obi Franky)
Baby, We’re Ascending (feat. Jon Hopkins)
25 February – CANBERRA One22
26 February – BOILER ROOM Sugar Mountain
4 March – MELBOURNE Sub Club
6 March – SYDNEY Lost Sundays
11 March – BRISBANE Dysnomia
12 March – MELBOURNE Pitch Music & Arts
18 March – BELFAST The Telegraph
19 March – ISTANBUL Sonar Festival
25 March – LYON Le Sucre
26 March – BRIGHTON Patterns
16 April – EDINBURGH Terminal V Festival
22 April – PARIS Rex Club
29 April – MILAN Magazinni Generali
30 April – LEEDS Garden Party
13 May – BARCELONA Nitsa
14 May – MUNICH Blitz
21 May – OXFORD The Bullingdon
2 June – BRISTOL Love Saves The Day
3 June – MALTA Annie Mac Presents Lost & Found
4 June – GLASGOW Riverside Festival
9 June – BARCELONA Primavera Sound
11 June – MANCHESTER Parklife Festival
2 July – HEREFORDSHIRE El Dorado Festival
6 July – PAG, CROATIA Hideout Festival
14 July – TISNO, CROATIA Love International
12 August – CORNWALL Boardmasters Festival
15 August – MALTA Glitch Festival
17 August – PORTUGAL Festival Paredes De Coura
20 August – LONDON Field Day
27 August – LINCOLN Lost Village
7 September – VLORË, ALBANIA ION Festival