Chris Corner started performing under the name IAMX in 2004 after he left the trip-hop group Sneaker Pimps to become an independent artist. He attracted attention with releasing his debut album Kiss + Swallow (2004) followed by The Alternative (2006). As dark energy seductively does, it produced compelling work, including 2011’s Volatile Times and 2013’s The Unified Field albums, the latter of which is considered a milestone in IAMX’s creative development as a musician and performer. Eventually, however, dark energy claims its toll.

Emerging from an intense depression that fuelled his last two albums, Chris Corner released his eighth LP Alive In New Light in February. A cinematic celebration of breaking free from demons that have long plagued him, it captures the giddy phase of metamorphosis, when you are no longer what you were but not yet fully what you are becoming. The album is both a ‘thank you’ to fans and an invitation to the next phase in IAMX’s intoxicating journey of self-discovery.