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Factor announces release of new album Woke Up Alone for July 23 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Canadian music producer Factor announced his latest album Woke Up Alone is set for release on July 23. The Saskatoon native chose to explore death throughout the album. In fact, the album’s concept is a five-scene necromantic (also known as magical communication with the dead) play. Woke Up Alone features collaborations with Ceschi, Open Mike Eagle, Onry Ozzborn, Myka 9, Astronautalis, and – of course — Factor’s Paranoid Castle partner-in-crime, Kirby Dominant. Dominant stars as the grieving protagonist who attempts to bring his deceased wife back from the dead.

Factor announces release of new album Woke Up Alone for July 23 [News] - HipHopCanada.com


The album accounts the raw emotional pursuits of Dominant’s character including conversations with his wife’s ghost, a false prophet, a doctor, a psychiatrist, a medicine man, the devil, and himself. This concept is based on psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Although Kübler-Ross’ theories were published more than 40 years ago, Factor will explore them through his signature home-mixed samples, melodic instrumentals, and catchy synths. The album begins with “Woke Up Alone” and cycles through 15 tracks to the final song titled “The Grave (Burial).” Check out the album’s single “Alive Tomorrow” below.

Factor has produced music for the last 15 years. He launched his own record label, Side Road Records, in 2001 and has toured with many Canadian and American artists including Moka Only, Aesop Rock, Buck65, Sage Francis, Sadat X, and more. Check out Factor live this summer in Saskatchewan at the MoSoFest music festival in Saskatoon from June 12 – 15 and at the Gateway Music Festival in Bengough from July 26 – 28.

Photography by Kaid Ashton

Twitter | @FactorMusic

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