M83 announce new album, share “Oceans Niagara”
Fantasy is out March 17 via Mute.
Anthony Gonzalez, the electronic composer known as M83, has announced the group's ninth studio album Fantasy. It's out March 17 via Mute. Today, the music video for the group's first single "Oceans Niagara" arrives, directed by Anthony's brother Yann Gonzalez.
"I wanted to create this sense of friendship," Gonzalez said in a press statement. "Listening to that song, I imagine people running, driving fast, or riding spaceships together. It’s this sense of going forward, like a magic potion that you take to discover new worlds. Beyond Adventure!"
He continued, speaking about his intention for Fantasy: "I wanted this record to be very impactful live. The idea was to come back with something closer to the energy of Before The Dawn Heals Us. The combination of guitars and synths is always in my music, but it’s maybe more present on this new record than on the previous ones."
Watch the music video for "Oceans Niagara" below, followed by M83's upcoming tour of North America, kicking off in the spring. Tickets go on sale here on January 13 at 10 a.m. local time.
M83 2023 tour dates
April 10 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
April 11 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
April 13 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre
April 14 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
April 15 - Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
April 16 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
April 18 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
April 19 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
April 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall
April 22 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
April 23 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner
April 25 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
April 28 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS
April 29 - Toronto, ON - History
April 30 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 2 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
May 3 - Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theatre
May 5 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
May 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Ogden Amphitheater
May 8 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 9 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
May 10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
May 14 - Pasa Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
May 16 - San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater