Panama, Malou, Bailey, and more collaborate on German’s stunning second LP
Berlin-based producer and live act Nils Hoffmann releases his highly anticipated album ‘A Radiant Sign’ on Anjunadeep. The album marks the beginning of a new chapter for the 26-year-old up-and-comer. Finding himself going through a transitional stage in his life, Nils used the album to help him escape and give him hope in uncertain times.
“The album is about new beginnings, and represents the beautiful results that can come from fighting through difficult circumstances. I wanted to give people a collection of music that they can be absorbed by; giving them the hope and faith to keep going through the twists and turns of life. While writing the album, I realised that challenging situations do eventually come to an end, and while facing those challenges, it’s best to look ahead. That’s what ‘A Radiant Sign’ stands for.”
Behind “A Radiant Sign”
Having started releasing music and touring the world at the young age of 16, Nils already has a wealth of experience to call upon. Drawing musical inspiration from artists like RÜFÜS DU SOL, Ólafur Arnalds and Stephan Bodzin, Nils showcases his masterful melodic house productions over the 13 tracks of ‘A Radiant Sign’.
From the intertwining synths in ‘Let Me Go’, to the hard hitting drums in ‘Tiderays’, and the ambient textures in ‘A Radiant Sign’, Nils blends meticulously crafted electronic elements, with vocals and organic sounds throughout.
‘A Radiant Sign’ features a broad range of collaborations, including electronic duo TENDER, South African vocalist Julia Church, singer-songwriter Panama, acclaimed Australian songstress Gordi, London artist bailey, ‘Breathing’ vocalist Malou, UK duo Hi Frisco, and renowned neo-classical composer Niklas Paschburg.
With singles including ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Let Me Go’ already released this summer, Nils has picked up an impressive list of radio support including BBC Radio 1, SiriusXM Chill and KCRW, and amassed over 2M streams across all album singles so far. This adds to an already-impressive list of tastemakers like Diplo, Bob Moses and Pete Tong who’ve championed his work on Poesie Musik, Ton Töpferei, Bitbird and Counter Records.
Nils Hoffmann is going on tour this Autumn, playing headline shows across Europe as well as joining Anjunadeep on their Europe Tour and supporting Ben Böhmer on his ‘Begin Again’ tour, with more global shows to be announced in the coming months. Nils is part of the next wave of emerging talent from London-based electronic label Anjunadeep, who have broken electronic music stars such as Lane 8, Yotto, Eli & Fur and Ben Böhmer.
‘A Radiant Sign’ is out now on Anjunadeep. Get it through Beatport. Link here.