Tropics, aka Chris Ward, has announced he'll be releasing a new EP this April through Five Easy Pieces.

The follow-up to 2012's Popup Cinema EP is titled Home & Consonance, and will be released on April 22nd.

"I like to think of Home & Consonance as a collection of songs evoking the compatibility of harmony and sadness, says Ward. "Lyrically the tracks are about being away from the ones you love, and the confusion of lust and love. It’s emotional and upbeat but also aims to be sordid in parts. I was listening to a lot of jazz and soul music, old and new when I wrote the tracks. I also became interested in making music aimed for listening to late at night. ‘Parodia Flare’, my first album had nostalgic, summer days in mind, whereas this is something for those summer nights, after the sun goes down when the earth under your feet is still hot…"

The tracklisting and stream of the title-track, along with his forthcoming SXSW dates, can be found below.

  • 1. Home & Consonance
  • 2. Courage feat. Gavin Turek
  • 3. Don't You Know
  • 4. Fleeting Haunt

  • SXSW Shows
  • 14 March - Lambert's, 9pm
  • 15 March - The Old School, 9pm