Electronic producer John ‘JmaC’ McCarten a.k.a. Manic Focus has released his new studio album, Lost in a Digital World.
The new 12-track studio album arrived onto streaming platforms on Thursday, and acts as the follow-up to 2017’s Minds Rising. The album’s recordings were created entirely sample-free and saw McCarten utilizing live instrumentation on every track. The album’s tracklisting includes the previously-shared “Lyrebird” featuring Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic) and Borahm Lee (Break Science/Pretty Lights Live). The project also features contributions from Psalm One, Protohype, Kdsml, Russ Liquid, STARR, and Chrishira Perrier.
McCarten shared the following statement to go with the album’s arrival on Thursday:
“’Lost in a Digital World’ is perhaps my most cohesive body of work to date, and tells a story about the last two years of my journey as a producer since the 2017 release of ‘Minds Rising’. With this record, I wanted to paint an aural illustration of my creative process and my experimentation with different genres, styles and instruments. True to the album’s title, I found myself lost in the music, and above all wanted to prove to myself that I was not limited to the ‘electro-soul’ genre or any singular musical category. The album draws elements from the realms of house, dubstep, trap, hip-hop, electronic, downtempo and beyond, which is a definite change from anything I’ve ever put out before. The message that I want my fans to be left with after listening is that no one should ever be afraid to go outside of their comfort zone. Do something that scares or challenges you every single day and get lost in a world of your own.”
McCarten will celebrate the new album with a pair of Colorado performances in Boulder (9/13) and Fort Collins (9/14), followed by shows across the country scheduled throughout the fall months.
Head to Manic Focus’ website for tickets and tour info, and scroll down to stream Lost in a Digital World via Spotify below.
Manic Focus – Lost in a Digital World