Only a couple of weeks ago, James Blake trolled everyone by announcing that Burial would be interviewed “in studio” as part of his debut BBC Radio 1 show, only to play a few creepy vocal samples and have a good old laugh at our expense. Today, we have an even bigger piece of Burial-related news: A message from Burial himself, shared on the Hyperdub website with a selfie. Hopefully, this is not another hoax.

Burial thanks his fans and label, and raises the prospect of new material on the way this year, before joking that the release of the vide game Dark Souls 2 might slow down his work- rate.

Hi this is will, I just want to say thank you to anyone out there who liked my burial tunes & supported me over the years. its really appreciated. Massive thank you anyone who got my records & all producers, DJs, radio stations, labels, shops, writers & journalists.. anyone who played my tunes, gave them a listen, or helped me out with it, made me want to keep going with it. Also shout out anyone who sent me tunes, messages, anyone I met along the way & a big shout out to anyone who supports or does independent & underground music.

I want to do some new tunes this year to send to my boss Steve and the label because they’ve been going 10 years now and have stuck by me. Hopefully by the end of most years I have done some tunes that are decent enough to release. but Dark Souls 2 is on the horizon soon so I’m not sure if I will have many new tunes for a while because I need to play that game a lot. But I’m going to try to get some new tunes together before it comes out.

Read the rest of the message on the Hyperdub website here, and maybe now, rather than worrying about who Burial is, we can all just bask in the beauty of his most recent EP Rival Dealer.


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