Just in time for the holidays Maps is debuting a new song for all your festive celebrations. Or not so festive because it’s a very downbeat song if you ask me, but that would be perfect for those of you emo downer folk who like such things. At least he didn’t get all PC and say Happy Holidays. I know everyone is going to freak out about that but come on guys if you say Happy Hannakuh to me I’m not going to pitch a fit. People shouldn’t have to walk around on egg shells, they should be allowed to always wish you a merry holiday whether it’s Christmas or Kwanzaa!
Check out “Merry Christmas My Friend” via Maps’.
With Chapman as the sole creative force behind the music, every Maps album is defined entirely by where his head was at during the recording process. His sophomore release, Turning The Mind churns like a hedonistic after party, picking up where Maps critically acclaimed and Mercury Prize Nominated debut, We Can Create left off. Vicissitude is Maps latest triumph—showcasing Chapman’s spoils from his continuous battle to dig deep, confront reality and conquer new musical territory.
As with previous releases, Vicissitude was primarily recorded at Maps’ home in Northampton and was mixed by Ken Thomas (Sugarcubes, M83, Sigur Ros) and Jolyon Thomas.