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Forest Swords drops new single ‘The Highest Flood’ on Ninja Tune

It has been four years since the acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Forest Swords released his debut album ‘Engravings‘ on Tri Angle Records. Today we are delighted to report Matthew Barnes return with the release of a new single ‘The Highest Flood‘ on Ninja Tune, with the promise of more music to follow.

“It’s a challenge to navigate the world we’re living in now and I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways we need to forge new paths in language, communication and our connection with the natural world – it’s becoming more and more important to try and steer these in a positive direction” says Barnes of the track. “‘The Highest Flood’ distills some of the frustration and hope that I’ve been working through over the past 18 months whilst making new material.”

Over the past four years Barnes has devised, scored and art directed last year’s contemporary dance piece ‘Shrine’, composed for the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ video game, collaborated with Massive Attack on their new music and soundtracked the first movie made entirely with drones – ‘In The Robot Skies’ – which debuted at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival.

Grab a digital version of ‘The Highest Flood’ here.


1.  The Highest Flood

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