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Today, NYC-based collective MICHELLE announces their new album AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS due January 28th, 2022 via Canvasback Music and Transgressive in the UK. To coincide with the album announcement, MICHELLE shares the lead single "SYNCOPATE". The track aired on Zane Lowe as a World First and features an accompanying video filmed in the NY summer heat.

The album announcement and new track follow a string of celebrated singles released by MICHELLE including "SUNRISE," "UNBOUND" and "FYO", the later remixed with a feature from CHAI, as well as their 2018 debut album HEATWAVE, which came together in just two-weeks and received praise from NME, The FADER and more.

Born-and-bred New Yorkers, MICHELLE formed in 2018 and is comprised of Sofia D'Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard. The predominantly POC and queer collective mix and match the writing and production groups amongst the six of them.

The hallmarks of MICHELLE’s music—layered vocal harmonies, analog synthesizers, vibrant percussion, smoldering hooks—dominate the sonic landscape of their upcoming album, with the four female vocalists pushing the boundaries of their considerable singing talents as Charlie and Julian’s shared production explodes with fearless creativity and exploration. Despite all the tinkering elsewhere, it is important to note that the vocals remain largely untouched and appear in their organic state. Songs hop across genres, from funky R&B to bedroom slow jams to amped-up beat-heavy anthems and more. The songwriting on AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS has been elevated, as there is a depth and prowess at work that makes good on the promise of the band’s early songs, something they admit was learned by reflecting and allowing room for artistic growth.

Following the album announcement the band will be on tour with Arlo Parks for a string of dates across the US starting in their home city of New York on Sept 21st followed by a tour with Gus Dapperton in November. The band will also be headlining their first show in Los Angeles on October 13th at El Cid and today they are announcing a run of headline UK and European dates, beginning in Dublin Ireland on February 5th, 2022.