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Dance DJ/Producer Peggy Gou Readies Debut LP, ‘I Hear You’

Lead single "1+1=11" is out today ahead of Coachella appearances later this month
Peggy Gou
(Credit: XL Recordings)

For the better part of the past decade, Peggy Gou has pushed dance music forward through a series of singles and EPs and lavishly praised live shows everywhere from underground clubs to some of the world’s biggest music festivals. Ahead of appearances at Coachella later this month, Gou today (April 4) announced her debut LP, I Hear You, which is led by the single “1+1=11.” The video was directed by Gou’s longtime pal Olafur Eliasson.

The 10-song I Hear You will be released by XL Recordings. It includes the previously released global hit “(It Goes Like) Nanana” and Gou’s collaboration with Lenny Kravitz, “I Believe in Love Again.”

I Hear You is more than just my debut album,” Gou said. “It embodies countless hours of dedication in my journey to create something timeless, and is a testament to the power of listening, to ourselves and to each other.”

“Sculpture and dance are both non-verbal languages,” Eliasson said by way of explanation of the “1+1=11” video. “Sometimes in order to communicate, you simply have to move. That’s what happened when I first met Peggy. We were having lunch, talking about our shared interests in psychosonics, rhythm and movement, and to show her the moves I was talking about, I stood up in the restaurant to dance. I was thrilled that she later asked me to dance on video for one of her upcoming releases and to develop the visual language for it. By bringing together dance – embodied exploration of space – with colorful shadows, lights and mirrors, I was able to bring some of the key interests that have long shaped my art into an entirely new context. Working together has been rewarding and a lot of fun!”

Peggy Gou I Hear You tracklisting:

Your Art 
Back To One
I Believe In Love Again (with Lenny Kravitz)
All That (feat. Villano Antillano)
(It Goes Like) Nanana
Lobster Telephone
Seoulsi Peggygou (서울시페기구)
I Go
Purple Horizon