Loraine James reveals debut release as Whatever The Weather


Loraine James has announced the first release under her new alias Whatever The Weather.

The eponymous debut LP, which is set for release in April on Ghostly International, marks a change of pace from her releases under her given name. More ambient-driven and fluid in approach, the release sees Loraine matching keyboard improvisations, vocal manipulations and sputtering percussion to represent different weather states in sound and in title.

The first single ’17°C’ comes with a video directed by Michael Reisinger, which visually mirrors the movement and texture of the music.


Speaking about the video, Michael explains: “I’ve always wanted to make a video to a track like this – one with lots of movement and texture in any given moment. The still-unformed concept in my head was one of a “hyperedit” – a video precision-cut down to each frame to match everything going on in the song. A few years ago I started listening to – and obsessing over – Loraine’s music. Not only was it dense with ideas, it also had heart and soul. I reached out to Ghostly to see if they could connect me, and it just so happened they were planning a side project with Loraine herself. The stars had aligned without me knowing it.

The release follows Loraine’s highly acclaimed album, Reflections, which came out last year on Hyperdub. The North London producer had her breakthrough in 2019 with her debut long player For You and I and has since gone on to share several projects as well as host a monthly show on NTS.

01. 25°C
02. 0°C
03. 17°C
04. 14°C
05. 2°C (Intermittent Rain)
06. 10°C
07. 6°C
08. 4°C
09. 30°C
10. 36°C
11. 28°C (Intermittent Sunshine) [Digital Bonus Track]


Whatever The Weather is out on Ghostly International on 8th April.