Raleigh, NC Producer linanthem Announces ‘sonder’ Album, Out 3/24

February 10, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Today, Raleigh, NC-based artist linanthem announces his upcoming album, the introspective sonder out via Nettwerk on March 24. Blending lofi, dance, jazz, funk and future beats, the 14-track project is his first with Nettwerk, and longest since his 2020 project sonnets from the south (HERE).

“I started to develop the concept of this album in the winter of 2020,” explains linanthem. “’sonder’ tells the story of a 20-year-old going day in and out trying desperately to conduct himself in a society he seems very distant from. To be in a room full of friends and still very alone and distant. Feelings of days gone by. A feeling of blasé. Throughout the album, there are themes of feeling like a ghost in a shell.”

Along with the album announcement, linanthem shares his latest single “to make amends.” The woozy track features snippets of a brief monologue that he addressed to himself. He begins chillingly, saying, “I’ve been thinking a lot about, how do you make amends to something that you can’t make better?” 

linanthem describes the beat as “an underwater groove,” painting a picture for listeners of the monologue fighting for airtime, but continuing to be drowned out by the wobbly, synth-heavy instrumentation.

“to make amends” is available at digital retailers here: https://linanth3m.ffm.to/tomakeamends


sonder Tracklist 

01. wind in my sails

02. over skies

03. searching for

04. to make amends

05. patience & affirmation

06. if i

07. take a chance

08. own pace

09. wake up

10. call my name

11. you asked how I felt

12. boundaries

13. you (with Sr.Sn)

14. it’s the letting go

Photo Credit: Sylvia Massey | Download HERE

Artist Biography:

Lofi music producer linanthem crafts relaxed instrumentals that pay homage to lofi’s hip-hop predecessors while pushing the genre forward. His style evokes a spiritual blend of influences rooted in the foundation of J. Dilla, Nujabes, and Clams Casino. Like watching the rain fall or tending to a garden, his songs are mystical, philosophical, and relaxed in nature. The Raleigh, North Carolina resident shapes each release with a blend of sample-driven bumps, cinematic instrumentals, and meditative dreamscapes. Press play and grow. Close your eyes and float.