Taking a meditative transition from his Vancouver multimedia collective Crack Cloud, Robertson's new project is Peace Chord, with his new track “Empty in This House” building around the distant echoes of a hushed piano. His gentle vocal is ushered in for the first time on this project with supportive arms, and the soft strum of an acoustic guitar is buried like a distant memory in the mix.

“I have spent the past number of years working in harm reduction in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside,” says Robertson. “On my way home from the shelter, I would write words on my phone. This song grew as I was recollecting the imprints of witnessed trauma, the dissociation from a name, returning to myself to trace the changes.”

And on the self-directed music video: “I wanted to look into a humble alternate universe filled with the same elements that informed the Peace Chord album: shelter residents, my family, members of Crack Cloud, my community, the instruments that made the album, all filmed in the room that Peace Chord was made. All the same parts, all made by hand, reformed to create a different whole, but with the same spirit.”

"Empty In This House" is out now and the self-titled album is available to pre-order now in advance of its 5 February release via Unheard of Hope. Find Peace Chord on Instagram.