Clark ha annunciato la pubblicazione del suo undicesimo album in studio. Playground In A Lake, questo il titolo del nuovo lavoro, verrà pubblicato il prossimo 26 marzo per la label Deutsche Grammophon. Nel suo nuovo disco, il produrre inglese ha voluto Oliver Coates al violoncello e Chris Taylor dei Grizzly Bear al clarinetto.

Sull’album Clark ha dichiarato:

I’ve always wanted to record strings, but feel there’s this baggage with classical music. Even though I’ve taught myself how to read and write sheet music, I’m not putting that genre, or any other genre on a silver platter. I’m not from an institutionalised contingent who deem a narrow range of instruments ‘the real stuff’ and everything else worthless commercial pop. I take what I admire from that world and then move on. I’m just using it as another colour. So, I started thinking about my favourite kind of string arrangements, like Scott Walker records, where they exist amongst contrasting elements. Then I started to approach the album from a dark folk place, also with this heavy ’70s synth style. Then came the improvisation of musique concrète, and some of my favourite modern classical and sound design obsessions, and then it clicked.

In concomitanza all’annuncio di Playground In A Lake è stato pubblicato Small, il suo primo singolo che potete ascoltare di seguito.