London-based producer Two Inch Punch has announced his forthcoming collaborative project A Month Of Sundays, and has unveiled the AA-side single that features Jessie Ware, James Vincent McMorrow and The Joy.
The AA-side single consists of "Lost In LA" featuring Jessie Ware and James Vincent McMorrow, and "Nginothando Lwakh" with The Joy. Two Inch Punch says both songs "were so important to me and encapsulate the time and process of the making of this record, but couldn’t be more different."
"Lost In LA" and "Nginothando Lwakh" are the first tasters of Two Inch Punch's new collaborative project A Month Of Sundays, which "started as soon as lockdown began" and saw him shift his focus to working with artists on Instagram using the #PassItOnProject hashtag. Two Inch Punch explains, "It started out with completely random records - from ballad ideas, to drill instrumentals. Some formed quickly, some fell away. Some had four or five producers, some one or two. The best thing about it was there were no rules, no campaign."
On top of being a collaborative record, proceeds from A Month Of Sundays will be split between independent charities Young Minds and Black Minds Matter.
While the full tracklist and collaborators on A Month Of Sundays are yet to be revealed, Two Inch Punch answered some questions for Best Fit aobut the project.
BEST FIT: Can you tell us how Jessie Ware and James Vincent McMorrow ended up appearing on "Lost in LA"?
Two Inch Punch: James and Jessie are two artists I’ve worked with forever, that I always thought would complement each other vocally. James, a great producer/songwriter called J Moon, and I had been working on some stuff for James’s record remotely and when this one started coming together, it felt like the right record for Jessie to be a part of.
How did you come across The Joy?
It was just on a musical instagram wormhole. I became obsessed with them and tried to get them to fly to London to make a record with me. They had never been in a recording studio before. It turned out to be problematic so instead I ended up taking a portable recording setup to Durban, luckily a couple of weeks just before lockdown. I haven’t seen them since other than working together over FaceTime.
A Month Of Sundays was created over the lockdown period - how did the collaboration process compare to making music in the pre-lockdown world?
Pros and cons to both. What you lose with the personal, “in the room” reactive song process, you gain by being able to create with pretty much anyone you can think of. Most people quickly became able to record at least to some level at home, so collaboration became second nature very quickly.
Is there anything you've taken away from this project that you will continue when the pandemic is over?
I’ve met lots of producers and artists that I’d admired from afar, so it was a great opportunity to make new friends. And there are people I’ll always stay in touch with since starting this project.
What made you decide to donate proceeds from the project to Young Minds and Black Minds Matter?
We all felt we wanted to support something that was really important to us all, and those two charities stood out. Young Minds had been making an incredible difference for a while now, whilst the tireless work Black Minds Matter have done since starting during the pandemic last summer has been fantastic.