​As Under The Radar reports, the lo-fi singer is prepping a new album called Experiments in Time for release via his newly-launched CD Baby imprint. That’s due on 8 August.

“I haven’t had autonomy with when I want to release music,” Beal told the magazine. “Rappers, they do mixtapes and all sorts of things. I had a very simplistic outlook as to what I could and couldn’t do from the beginning and what all this would mean.”

Beal goes on record in the rather frank interview to say that he has a decent working relationship with XL and that they’re helping him find a more permanent label. You can read the full piece here.