Blake Mills Announces New Album Mutable Set, Shares “Vanishing Twin”: Stream

Grammy-winning producer's fourth full-length features contributions from Cass McCombs

Blake Mills Mutable Set Vanishing Twin
Blake Mills, photo by Kourtney Kyung Smith

    Grammy-winning producer Blake Mills has announced his fourth studio album, Mutable Set. Marked for release on May 8th through New Deal Records, the 11-track LP is being previewed with lead single “Vanishing Twin”.

    According to a statement, the follow-up to 2018’s Look reflects on the dissonant and transient nature of modern life. “This record deals with an awareness of two things — people and experiences in life that are precious, and whatever waits down the moat for something to drop,” explained Mills, who’s produced material for Fiona Apple, John Legend, and Alabama Shakes.

    “I’ve seen the phrase ‘mutable set’ used to describe theater backdrops and set props, things like that,” he added. “And ‘mute’ might be one of the best musical terms ever invented. So ‘Mutable Set’ is a term that deals with anything that could change or be lost all together.”


    For songwriting assistance on Mutable Set, Mills called on friend and collaborator Cass McCombs. The album was then recorded at the famed Sound City Studios in Los Angeles with help from additional musicians like Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith), Sam Gandel (Vampire Weekend), Rob Moose (Bon Iver), Abe Rounds (Andrew Bird), and Pino Palladino (D’Angelo).

    The album’s first preview, “Vanishing Twin”, comes to us via a Justin Daashuur Hopkins-directed video. Take a look below.

    Pre-orders for Mutable Set have begun. Along with this upcoming solo LP, Mills recently contributed to new albums from Perfume Genius and Bruce Hornsby.

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    Mutable Set Tracklist:
    01. Never Forever
    02. May Later
    03. Eat My Dust
    04. Money is the One True God
    05. Summer All Over
    06. Vanishing Twin
    07. My Dear One
    08. Farsickness
    09. Mirror Box
    10. Window Facing a Window
    11. Off Grid

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