Anthony Gonzalez the mastermind behind M83 has told Pitchfork in an interview that the band is currently working on a new album. They are reporting that he has currently demoed 20 new songs and is working with vocalist Morgan Kibby and bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen. This is what Gonzalez told Pitchfork about the follow-up to their 2008 album “Saturdays = Youth”:
For now, the direction of the album is very, very, very epic. Very orchestrated. I feel like it’s a mix of all my albums, actually. I’m singing much more on this album too, and I’m very happy with my voice right now. We have like 22 tracks right now.
It’s silly to say, but I feel like this is going to be my best album– my most complete album. I’m turning 30 in December and I feel like I finally know what I’m doing. I’m a bit scared because Saturdays was a bit bright, and maybe people are expecting me to go even brighter on this. But I’m going darker
During the interview he also discusses how it compares to his other albums, how he felt bout working on the French film L’Aute Monde (Black Heaven) and how he deals with the expectations of the new album. You can read the interview here.