I'm almost ashamed to admit that until yesterday I didn't know the name Emile Haynie. Upon finding a new track online, it was the featuring artists that lured me in; Dev Hynes, actress & artist Charlotte Gainsbourg, and frequent SBTRKT collaborator Sampha. It wasn't until I dug a bit deeper that I realised who I was dealing with here.
Without my knowledge, he has helped to produce some of my favourite artists and also other huge names, the likes of which include: Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Ian Brown, Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones, The Neighbourhood, Eminem, FKA Twigs, and most recently, Mark Ronson. The list goes on, but the point I'm making is that I very quickly learnt that not only am I aware of his work, I'm also a massive fan.
Which was a great revelation to have when finding out that he's soon to release his debut LP We Fall. In the time it took me to post this, the album's tracklist was announced, and the raft of guest artists is honestly stunning.
1. Falling Apart Feat. Andrew Wyatt & Brian Wilson
2. Little Ballerina Feat. Rufus Wainwright
3. Wait For Life Feat. Lana Del Rey
4. Dirty World
5. A Kiss Goodbye Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sampha, & Devonté Hynes
6. Fool Me Too Feat. Nate Ruess
7. Nobody Believes You Feat. Andrew Wyatt & Colin Blunstone
8. Come Find Me Feat. Lykke Li & Romy Madley Croft
9. Who To Blame Feat. Randy Newman
10. Ballerina's Reprise Feat. Father John Misty & Julia Holter
11. The Other Side
Honestly, 23rd February can't roll around soon enough, but in the meanwhile, listen to the opening track 'Falling Apart' which features Andrew Wyatt (the lead singer from Miike Snow) and Brian Wilson (was in a small band called The Beach Boys).