After amassing over 40 million streams globally, Fractures has been hibernating – perfecting his craft and the next phase of his already celebrated career. The introspective process was a catalyst for Shift’s lyrical content, metaphorically presented through cinematic imagery of the environment.
Spending a significant amount of his time over in the UK this year, Fractures has been booked and busy in sessions and writing camps with artists including Sultan & Shepard, Will Clarke, Joe Hertz, Emmeline, Julia Church, ATRIP, il:lo, Frameworks, Jon Calver, and many more.
With the release of Shift, this singular electronic artist has triumphantly marked a new era. After some years of sonic transformation, experimentation and growth, Fractures has shifted from his ambient/liminal roots, now exploring more technical and energised production.
Opener ‘Burnt’ sets the tone with a deep house anthem, before latest single ‘Do Nothing’ combines Fractures’ vulnerable vocals with ethereal synths to evoke, in his own words, “the sensation of flying blind”. ‘Maybe Later On’and lead single ‘Medium’ mark a departure from Fractures’ folk roots with an indelible blend of pummeling beats and spacey tones, while ‘Strangers’ and ‘Last’
Speaking on the record, the brains behind Fractures, Mark Zito, says, “Shift represents change for me … Each song is the result of different individual influences, artists that overlapped with my sensibilities, and of me exploring different approaches to electronic music. The whole album represents the progress of that journey of learning that I’m still on.”
The artist has also been selected as a finalist in the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition (previous winners include Genesis Owusu, Matt Corby, Kimbra). Find more information HERE.