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“The sound of water, translated into bubbling synthesisers or sparkling reverbs,
instantly creates that feeling of a swampy, summer day”


Dutch-British musician, producer and artist Someone reworks Tchaikovsky.

Single out this Friday, 8 July 2022

Listen to Swan Lake here

08 JULY 2022 (TORONTO, ON) — Deutsche Grammophon unveils a brand-new single from Someone, aka Tessa Rose Jackson. Her Swan Lake rework is taken from the forthcoming album Summer Tales, a stunning collection of popular classics reimagined with summer in mind by ten of today’s most exciting composers, performers and producers. The third single to be issued in anticipation of the album release – following on from La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (Model Man Rework) and Shéhérazade (Laura Masotto Rework), both of which came out in June Swan Lake (Someone Rework) will be available to download and stream from this Friday, 8 July. Summer Tales will be released digitally on 22 July, and on vinyl on 26 August.

Dutch-British creative Tessa Rose Jackson is both a musician-producer and a visual artist. She writes, performs and produces her own music, as well as producing albums for other artists. A few years ago, Tessa adopted the persona of Someone so that people would focus more on her multifaceted work and less on the person behind it. Her first album as Someone, the intimate and introspective Shapeshifter, came out in September last year. Where possible, she loves fusing music and art together, and she has created all the artwork for the Summer Tales project.   

In choosing a work to reimagine for the new DG album, Someone was inspired by her memories of childhood holidays in France. “We used to escape the heat by spending most of the day in a beautiful lake nearby our cottage,” she recalls. “So the link to Swan Lake was easily made.” Having written lyrics for the famous “Swan” theme, she combines her soft vocals with gentle beats and eddying synths to create the perfect track for a hazy summer’s day by the water. “A big part of what makes so many classical masterpieces so timeless is a brilliant melody,” says Someone. “It was such a fun exercise to translate the Swan Lake melody into a modern production, proving that melody can transcend the years and fit right into our current world.”

Summer Tales also features reworks by David Douglas, Goldmund, Peter Gregson, Laura Masotto, Mathilda, Model Man, Roosevelt, Sam Thompson and Xinobi. Joyful or reflective, sultry or chilled, their hugely creative responses to music by composers from Pachelbel and Bach to Debussy and Ravel add up to the perfect summer playlist.