Star British producer and DJ Maya Jane Coles has agreed to a deal with Kobalt’s Label Services division to release her debut album. The album, titled Comfort, will come out on her own I/AM/ME imprint via a global agreement with the company.
Coles has enjoyed international success over the past few years, performing in over thirty countries and, using her own name as well as aliases She is Danger and Nocturnal Sunshine, has produced successful remixes of tracks by Gorillaz, Florence and the Machine, Massive Attack, Little Dragon, and Lianne La Havas, among others. The album is set to drop this July, with Coles hitting up the festival circuit from Coachella to Glastonbury to Ibiza in support of its release.
“Maya is exactly the kind of artist client we want to be working with,” said Paul Hitchman, managing director at Kobalt Label Services, in a statement. “She has an extraordinary talent combined with a clear vision of what she wants to achieve and an inspiring independence of spirit. We are truly excited by the opportunity of working with Maya and her management team.”
Kobalt officially launched its label division in January with the announcement of a similar deal to release Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Push The Sky Away last February, which debuted at No. 1 in seven countries. The company subsequently announced a deal with the Pet Shop Boys to release new album Electric this June.
“It’s very exciting to be in charge of my debut album,” said Coles in a statement. “Kobalt has given me total creative freedom and that is a necessity for me as an artist. The infrastructure is also there to support my music internationally so I look forward to seeing the response and hope that others will love the album just as much as I loved working on it.”
“I think it’s a very exciting model for both artist and management as it allows management to really empower the artist and their vision,” said Coles’ manager Steven Braines of The Weird and the Wonderful/Crown Talent. “Moreover, Kobalt can offer all the resources one needs to drive things both domestically and internationally combined with a commercial model that is perfectly aligned with the interests of the artist.”