UNKLE’S The Road: Part II (Lost Highway)

March 2019

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The Road: Part II (Lost Highway) is the sixth regular studio album from British electronic music act Unkle, released on 29 March 2019. The album has been described by James Lavelle as a mixtape more than an actual album, consisting of songs recorded before and during The Road sessions.

Philip co-wrote and performed strings for The Other Side, Feel More / With Less, Long Gone, and Days and Nights. He also performed the strings on The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

The Road: Part II (Lost Highway) premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic charts.

James shared with Clash Magazine what it was like working and recording The Road: Part II (Lost Highway) with Philip:

Philip would go and record and send you his recordings. And it’s interesting because Philip is basically a one-man orchestra. It’s amazing to be able to work with somebody like that, because recording orchestras is an expensive process, so we don’t always have the luxury of being able to do that and what he also brings is obviously a very individual thing. With Wil, you’re going in to AIR Studios and places like that and recording an orchestra and those tend to be a bit different. So the Philip Sheppard collaborations are just him. Wil Malone is him writing and arranging, but you’re then working with a twenty, thirty piece orchestra. You get a different sound from the different experiences. You get a more intimate sound with Philip and you get grander orchestral sound with Wil.