Capricorn Sun
by TSHA

— Released 7th October 2022

TSHA returns to Ninja Tune with her long-awaited debut album ‘Capricorn Sun’, set for release on Friday 7th October 2022. Recorded over the past two years, the record delivers on the promise of her previous EP’s and Singles with 12 tracks that perfectly encapsulate the emotive blend of underground electronic and hook-laden pop sensibilities that have led to her being one of the most talked about new artists of the past few years. From gracing the front cover of high-profile magazines, a...

TSHA returns to Ninja Tune with her long-awaited debut album ‘Capricorn Sun’, set for release on Friday 7th October 2022. Recorded over the past two years, the record delivers on the promise of her previous EP’s and Singles with 12 tracks that perfectly encapsulate the emotive blend of underground electronic and hook-laden pop sensibilities that have led to her being one of the most talked about new artists of the past few years. From gracing the front cover of high-profile magazines, appearing on numerous billboards, being included in flagship playlists and programmes by multiple streaming services and being placed on countless ‘best of’ & ‘one to watch’ lists, alongside high-praise from across the music press and radio – TSHA shows no sign of slowing down in 2022.

The album follows her recent compilation for the revered ‘fabric presents’ series and an immense touring schedule that has seen her booked for over 100 shows across 2021/22, including opening for Disclosure at their two Alexandra Palace shows, performing to 40,000 fans across the West Coast of America with Bob Moses, a run of North American shows with Flume — including a stop at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre — a festival run that includes a set at this year’s Glastonbury and an ongoing residency at Ibiza’s DC-10 for Circoloco to name just a few.

‘Capricorn Sun’ is both a statement of where she is right now as an artist and producer, but also a reflection of time she spent writing and recording the album, and the impact of global events, familial upheaval and personal struggles during that period. Lead single “Giving Up” — released today and arguably the most ‘peak time’ moment on the record — features TSHA’s partner Mafro, and was written during a period of strain between the couple (“I feel like that track is a manifestation of our frustrations at the time”).

As you move through the album’s remaining tracks there are noticeable shifts across moods and emotions - ranging from the more upbeat and positive “The Light” and “OnlyL” through to moodier cuts like “Anxious Mind” — a personal highlight of TSHA’s — and the brooding “Dancing In The Shadows”, both of which feature vocalist Clementine Douglas. Other tracks hold significance for particular points in TSHA’s life, such as the previously released single “Sister”, written during lockdown after finding out she had an older half sister via her estranged father, and “Water” which picks up on TSHA’s love of the Malian Griot singing traditions (as evidenced on previous single “Demba ft. Trio De Kali”) and features Grammy-winning vocalist Oumou Sangaré. 

As a Capricorn herself, TSHA was initially drawn to the tales of ancient Greek mythology that told of a creature with the body of a goat and tail of a fish, hinting at the dual nature of the sign and the idea of having two distinct sides to a personality. “I like to identify with some of the positive characteristics of a Capricorn: the hardiness and the work ethic… but also the sensitivity,” she explains. “Naming the album ‘Capricorn Sun’ was a good way of saying ‘this is me’”. It’s a theme that carries through the album’s creative and artwork, which features several pygmy goats that are “a visual representation of the different parts of me, like the songs on the album represent different parts of me,” says TSHA.

‘Capricorn Sun’ is out on LP/CD & Digitally on 7th October 2022.

Capricorn Sun
by TSHA

— Released 7th October 2022

Physical

2xLP (ZEN284)

 2LP 140g red marbled vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve. Photography by Nicole Ngai. Design by Jade Ping. Includes MP3 album download code. 

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CD housed in gatefold cardboard sleeve. Photography by Nicole Ngai. Design by Jade Ping.

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2xLP (ZEN284)

 2LP 140g red marbled vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve. Photography by Nicole Ngai. Design by Jade Ping. Includes MP3 album download code. 

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  • 2xLP
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Galdem (Intro)
  2. 2
    The Light
  3. 3
    OnlyL  (featuring NIMMO)
  4. 4
    Water  (featuring Oumou Sangaré)
  5. 5
    Dancing In The Shadows  (featuring Clementine Douglas)
  6. 6
    Giving Up  (featuring Mafro)
  7. 7
    Anxious Mind  (featuring Clementine Douglas)
  8. 8
    Time
  9. 9
    Power
  10. 10
    Running
  11. 11
    Sister
  12. 12
    Nala (Outro)
  13. 13
    Giving Up  (featuring Mafro)  (Extended Version)
  14.  
    Play All (5)
  1. 1
    Galdem (Intro)
  2. 2
    The Light
  3. 3
    OnlyL  (featuring NIMMO)
  4. 4
    Water  (featuring Oumou Sangaré)
  5. 5
    Dancing In The Shadows  (featuring Clementine Douglas)
  6. 6
    Giving Up  (featuring Mafro)
  7. 7
    Anxious Mind  (featuring Clementine Douglas)
  8. 8
    Time
  9. 9
    Power
  10. 10
    Running
  11. 11
    Sister
  12. 12
    Nala (Outro)
  13. 13
    Giving Up  (featuring Mafro)  (Extended Version)
  14.  
    Play All (5)
  1. 1
    Galdem (Intro)
  2. 2
    The Light
  3. 3
    OnlyL  (featuring NIMMO)
  4. 4
    Water  (featuring Oumou Sangaré)
  5. 5
    Dancing In The Shadows  (featuring Clementine Douglas)
  6. 6
    Giving Up  (featuring Mafro)
  7. 7
    Anxious Mind  (featuring Clementine Douglas)
  8. 8
    Time
  9. 9
    Power
  10. 10
    Running
  11. 11
    Sister
  12. 12
    Nala (Outro)
  13. 13
    Giving Up  (featuring Mafro)  (Extended Version)
  14.  
    Play All (5)
  1. 1
    Galdem (Intro)
  2. 2
    The Light
  3. 3
    OnlyL  (featuring NIMMO)
  4. 4
    Water  (featuring Oumou Sangaré)
  5. 5
    Dancing In The Shadows  (featuring Clementine Douglas)
  6. 6
    Giving Up  (featuring Mafro)
  7. 7
    Anxious Mind  (featuring Clementine Douglas)
  8. 8
    Time
  9. 9
    Power
  10. 10
    Running
  11. 11
    Sister
  12. 12
    Nala (Outro)
  13. 13
    Giving Up  (featuring Mafro)  (Extended Version)
  14.  
    Play All (5)

TSHA returns to Ninja Tune with her long-awaited debut album ‘Capricorn Sun’, set for release on Friday 7th October 2022. Recorded over the past two years, the record delivers on the promise of her previous EP’s and Singles with 12 tracks that perfectly encapsulate the emotive blend of underground electronic and hook-laden pop sensibilities that have led to her being one of the most talked about new artists of the past few years. From gracing the front cover of high-profile magazines, a...

TSHA returns to Ninja Tune with her long-awaited debut album ‘Capricorn Sun’, set for release on Friday 7th October 2022. Recorded over the past two years, the record delivers on the promise of her previous EP’s and Singles with 12 tracks that perfectly encapsulate the emotive blend of underground electronic and hook-laden pop sensibilities that have led to her being one of the most talked about new artists of the past few years. From gracing the front cover of high-profile magazines, appearing on numerous billboards, being included in flagship playlists and programmes by multiple streaming services and being placed on countless ‘best of’ & ‘one to watch’ lists, alongside high-praise from across the music press and radio – TSHA shows no sign of slowing down in 2022.

The album follows her recent compilation for the revered ‘fabric presents’ series and an immense touring schedule that has seen her booked for over 100 shows across 2021/22, including opening for Disclosure at their two Alexandra Palace shows, performing to 40,000 fans across the West Coast of America with Bob Moses, a run of North American shows with Flume — including a stop at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre — a festival run that includes a set at this year’s Glastonbury and an ongoing residency at Ibiza’s DC-10 for Circoloco to name just a few.

‘Capricorn Sun’ is both a statement of where she is right now as an artist and producer, but also a reflection of time she spent writing and recording the album, and the impact of global events, familial upheaval and personal struggles during that period. Lead single “Giving Up” — released today and arguably the most ‘peak time’ moment on the record — features TSHA’s partner Mafro, and was written during a period of strain between the couple (“I feel like that track is a manifestation of our frustrations at the time”).

As you move through the album’s remaining tracks there are noticeable shifts across moods and emotions - ranging from the more upbeat and positive “The Light” and “OnlyL” through to moodier cuts like “Anxious Mind” — a personal highlight of TSHA’s — and the brooding “Dancing In The Shadows”, both of which feature vocalist Clementine Douglas. Other tracks hold significance for particular points in TSHA’s life, such as the previously released single “Sister”, written during lockdown after finding out she had an older half sister via her estranged father, and “Water” which picks up on TSHA’s love of the Malian Griot singing traditions (as evidenced on previous single “Demba ft. Trio De Kali”) and features Grammy-winning vocalist Oumou Sangaré. 

As a Capricorn herself, TSHA was initially drawn to the tales of ancient Greek mythology that told of a creature with the body of a goat and tail of a fish, hinting at the dual nature of the sign and the idea of having two distinct sides to a personality. “I like to identify with some of the positive characteristics of a Capricorn: the hardiness and the work ethic… but also the sensitivity,” she explains. “Naming the album ‘Capricorn Sun’ was a good way of saying ‘this is me’”. It’s a theme that carries through the album’s creative and artwork, which features several pygmy goats that are “a visual representation of the different parts of me, like the songs on the album represent different parts of me,” says TSHA.

‘Capricorn Sun’ is out on LP/CD & Digitally on 7th October 2022.