Song of the Day: Maps – Heya Yaha

Maps – aka James Chapman – has shared the first single, ‘Heya Yaha’ alongside four new tracks from his fifth studio album release, Counter Melodies. The new album, due out on Mute on 10 February 2023, features the fastest, most intensely euphoric pieces that Chapman has ever produced.

“I’ve always used music as a way of escape,” explains Chapman, “When I sit down and put my headphones on, I am able to go somewhere else.” The new 10-track album, the follow up to 2019’s Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss., is an upbeat and uplifting escape from the dystopian news flow.

Maps’ fastest and most rhythmic release launches today with first single, ‘Heya Yaha’, where, after a brief burst of rapturous vocal, the joyous groove takes over. Enjoy the tune!