Powell and fine artist Wolfgang Tillmans are releasing music together.
The collaborative EP, Spoken By The Other, will come out on XL Recordings next month. The London-based musician met the Turner Prize-winning photographer at Tate Modern in 2017, when Tillmans programmed a series at the gallery. They recorded the EP in Berlin, London and Turin, mixing Tillmans' vocals with Powell's production.
Powell said working with Tillmans pushed him to explore his own vulnerability. "Recording the EP was almost the process of losing the expectations that might be placed upon myself. People have described it as a vulnerable record, and that transparency and honesty is how I felt making it. It made me feel very out of my comfort zone, but I think working with Wolfgang has pushed me to trust myself more. To feel more."