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Maya Bouldry-Morrison, a.k.a. Brooklyn producer Octo Octa, has announced her upcoming second studio album, Where Are We Going? The LP is set to arrive digitally on March 24 on San Francisco's Honey Soundsystem—THUMP's Best Collective of 2016—marking the label's first album release by a contemporary artist. (The crew's previously released albums from late artist Patrick Cowley.)
Where Are We Going? follows Octo Octa's 2013 debut album, Between Two Selves. It has nine tracks, with the title tracks opening and closing the record as Part 1 and Part 2, respectively. The latter has a lyric ("Do you feel better?") of which Morrison explained its significance in a press release: "It was the question every single person asked me after coming out as transgender," she said. "Overall I do, but no, I don't feel better at every moment... These days, both emotions are ever-present for me."
Along with the announcement, Honey Soundsystem has shared album cut "Move On (Let Go) (De-Stress Mix)." Listen to it below. Ahead of the release, the label will also release three tracks from the album as an EP on March 10, which is currently available for pre-order here.