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M83 announces the details of his new forthcoming full-length album, FANTASY, that will see release on March 17th. In addition to this news, M83 has shared the sweeping, transformative first cut “Oceans Niagara”. Accompanying the track is a video directed by his long-time creative collaborator, filmmaker (Knife + Heart, You And The Night) and brother Yann Gonzalez.
“Beyond Adventure”, Gonzalez sings into a trademark M83 swirl of synths & guitars. These are the only two words in the entirety of “Oceans Niagara”, a proclamation with an ellipsis, and the most apt tone-setting for the evocative, sense-amplifying journey that is Fantasy.
For Gonzalez, Fantasy‘s direction and aesthetic was immediately clear. “I wanted this record to be very impactful live,” he says. “The idea was to come back with something closer to the energy of Before The Dawn Heals Us. The combination of guitars and synths is always in my music, but it’s maybe more present on this new record than on the previous ones.”
Reserved in nature, Gonzalez also sought to continue a trend that has become more prominent in his recent albums. “I wanted to be more present lyrically and vocally even if that was daunting at first,” he states. “I thought if I could achieve that, this album will be more personal than those that came before.”
Fantasy, M83’s 9th studio album, proves a towering sensory delight and marks his most personal album to date, an alternate world that Gonzalez has created as an escape from the disconnected world we live in today. M83

01. Water Deep
02. Oceans Niagara
03. Amnesia
04. Us And The Rest
05. Earth To Sea
06. Radar, Far, Gone
07. Deceiver
08. Fantasy
09. Laura
10. Sunny Boy
11. Kool Nuit
12. Sunny Boy Part 2
13. Dismemberment Bureau

M83 live dates for 2023

09Apr 2023Sun Phoenix, Arizona The Van Buren
10Apr 2023Mon Phoenix, Arizona The Van Buren
11Apr 2023Tue Albuquerque, New Mexico El Rey Theater
13Apr 2023Thu San Antonio, Texas The Aztec Theater
14Apr 2023Fri Austin, Texas Stubbs
15Apr 2023Sat Houston, Texas The Lawn White Oak Music Hall
16Apr 2023Sun Dallas, Texas House Of Blues
18Apr 2023Tue Nashville, Tennessee Marathon Music Works
19Apr 2023Wed Atlanta, Georgia The Eastern
21Apr 2023Fri Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Franklin Music Hall
22Apr 2023Sat Washington, DC The Anthem
23Apr 2023Sun Boston, Massachusetts Roadrunner
25Apr 2023Tue New York, New York Terminal 5
26Apr 2023Wed New York, New York Terminal 5
28Apr 2023Fri Montreal, Canada MTelus
29Apr 2023Sat Toronto, Canada History
30Apr 2023Sun Royal Oak, Michigan Royal Oak Music Theatre
02May 2023Tue Chicago, Illinois Riviera Theatre
03May 2023Wed St. Paul, Minnesota Palace Theatre
05May 2023Fri Denver, Colorado Mission Ballroom
06May 2023Sat Salt Lake City, Utah Ogden Amphitheater
08May 2023Mon Portland, Oregon Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
09May 2023Tue Vancouver, Canada Commodore Ballroom
10May 2023Wed Seattle, Washington Showbox SoDo
11May 2023Thu Seattle, Washington Showbox SoDo
13May 2023Sat Pasadena, California Just Like Heaven
14May 2023Sun Pasa Robles, California Vina Robles Amphitheatre
16May 2023Tue San Francisco, California Fox Theater
17May 2023Wed San Francisco, California Fox Theater
20-21May 2023Sat-Sun Guadalajara, Mexico Festival Corona Capital
08Jun 2023Thu Vilnius, Lithuania Lukiskiu Kalejimas 2.0
15-18Jun 2023Thu-Sun Neuchatel, Switzerland Festineuch
19Jun 2023Mon Segrate, Italy Circolo Magnolia
29Jun 2023Thu London, UK The Roundhouse
05-09Jul 2023Wed-Sun Herouville St Clair, France Beauregard Festival
06-08Jul 2023Thu-Sat Bilbao, Spain Bilbao BBK Live

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