Nils Frahm will release his new double album Old Friends New Friends on December 3rd 2021 via LEITER, the label he set up with his manager Felix Grimm. The collection gathers together 23 solo piano tracks recorded between 2009 and 2021. The single All Numbers End is out now.

Old Friends New Friends is neither a new LP nor exactly a compilation, it offers “an anatomy of all my ways of thinking musically and playing.” Frahm says. Almost all hitherto unreleased but, for one reason or another, omitted from previous albums and projects. The double album was pieced together during the pandemic as Frahm used the time to arrange his archives, conscious of the sheer number of recordings he’d accumulated. Having selected his favourites, he realised how, when he listened to them together, they offered “a different spectrum of freedom for me. I forgot that some tracks are ten years old, some two, and they’re all played on different pianos. Instead I remembered how, as a fan, I love albums like this. With a lot of my records there’s a point where you feel, ‘This is the centrepiece,’ but here I wasn’t really worrying about that. It still feels like my universe, though, and I’m proud that all these things which I never found a way to unite before now work together. It’s like I tossed flowers indiscriminately into a vase and then realised it looked exactly right.”